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Saying goodbye to BGHS – Graduates Say Faculty, Classmates Defined BGHS Student Experience

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

By Ethan Colbert

Friday evening was a time for Bowling Green High School seniors to exhale, smile, relax, and say goodbye as the local high school held its 111th Annual Spring Commencement Exercises.
The local high school first held its spring commencement in 1907, when the school graduated nine students.
While the graduates awaited the processional into the Bowling Green High School Gymnasium on Friday, many of them spoke about what they would miss about BGHS.
For some of the graduates, the thing they would miss the most about BGHS was spirit weeks and competing on the school’s athletic teams. For others, they would miss being a member of the school’s concert choir and marching band.
Yet, the most frequent response offered by the BGHS Class of 2018 as to what they would miss the most was “the people.”
According to Katy Horner, saying goodbye to her classmates was the hardest part of Friday’s otherwise joyous occasion.
“We won’t get to see each other everyday anymore,” Horner said in an interview. “Losing the people of Bowling Green is the hardest part about today.”
Horner, who plans to study at Missouri State University in Springfield this fall, said she would miss her classmates and the school’s faculty equally.

Bowling Green High School alumnae Rose Privett watches with her classmates as members of the school’s Concert Choir perform during the 2018 Commencement Exercises at BGHS.

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