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James, Judkins win White Rose
Sanders takes Citizenship Award at DCHS graduation
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Elizabeth Sanders took the Citizenship award at DCHS graduation. The award is presented yearly to the senior who has demonstrated outstanding service, devotion and loyalty to DeKalb County High School. - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
The DCHS Class of 2012 said goodbye to their Alma Mater and prepared to step out into the world after graduation ceremonies Friday night.Three exemplary students were recognized for their accomplishments, with Adam James and Ally Judkins receiving the White Rose Awards for the class of 2012, while Elizabeth Sanders took the Citizenship Award.A boy and girl from every DCHS graduating class are chosen to receive the White Rose based on leadership qualities, academic skills and outstanding achievement.The Citizenship Award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated outstanding service, devotion and loyalty to DeKalb County High School.Director of Schools Mark Willoughby presented 168 students with diplomas during the proceedings, shaking hands with the students.Valedictorian Adam James told fellow graduates not to be afraid of what the future holds for them, but go into the world with confidence, and experience everything life has to offer.“This mystery of what the future holds can be scary,” James told his classmates. “And sure, we can choose to be afraid. We can choose to approach life cautiously.“Yes, we'll be safe, but never will we ever be able to truly embrace all that life has to offer.

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