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Clarksville High School Celebrated its 2014 Graduates


Clarksville High SchoolClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School celebrated its 2014 graduates on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at the Dunn Center on Austin Peay State University.

Over 300 graduates crossed the stage in the afternoon commencement ceremony. The 2014 class listened to words of encouragement and advice for their futures from the Salutatorian, Ashley Christina Rivera, and the Valedictorian, Clare Isabella Grady along with their Principal, Jean Luna.

A Clarksville High School Graduate receives her diploma from Principal Jean Luna

A Clarksville High School Graduate receives her diploma from Principal Jean Luna

The graduates were surrounded by family and friends creating a standing room only event.

The excitement was heard from the stands as parents, family and friends cheered as their graduate crossed the stage. Cheers were heard on the floor as well coming from the graduates and faculty as their friends made their way across the stage.

Several of the Clarksville High faculty members had their own children in this graduating class. Hugs and “high fives” were given as the new graduates made it back to their seats.

The smiles were abundant everywhere you looked. This was indeed a celebration.

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About Lois Jones

    Lois Jones

    Lois Jones is the Associate Director of Career Services at Miller-Motte Technical College, photojournalist, and instructor of Beginning Digital Photography for Austin Peay State University’s Community School of the Arts.

    A graduate of Austin Peay, she worked as a photojournalist, writer and Photo Editor for the University newspaper “The All State,” for nine semesters.

    During her time at APSU, she competed and won in the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) two times and placed fifth in her first competition and then third in her second. SEJC ranks all the Colleges and Universities journalists and recognizes the top 10 in each field in the entire Southeast region. To be awarded fifth and then third overall for “Best Press Photographer” for the regional Colleges and Universities is truly an honor and speaks to her ability.

    She has been working as a freelance photojournalist for over seven years to include The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville Online, Austin Peay and several other papers. Lois also undertakes independent jobs when requested. Hired for a PR campaign, “Mowers for Military Families” by Lawnboy Lawn Mowers, her photo for the campaign ran in many print venues and was displayed on the Reuters board in the middle of Times Square.





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