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57 summer graduates receive diplomas in Cumberland County ceremony

‘You should be proud of yourselves,’ judge tells graduates

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Summer graduates of Cumberland County Schools received their diplomas Thursday in a ceremony at Jack Britt High School.

A total of 57 students graduated, according to a news release from the school system.

Students, faculty and staff members from 13 district high schools and their guests attended the ceremony.

Cumberland County District Court Judge Cheri Siler-Mack delivered the commencement address, the release said.

“Tell yourself, ‘While many started out with me, some fell by the wayside. However, I decided that I was going to push until I got to the finish line,’” she told the graduates. “You should be proud of yourselves today because although you were thrown a curve, you kept going.”

The ceremony included the presentation of colors by the Jack Britt JROTC Color Guard, the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” by the U.S. Army Band, and a solo performance by Rachel Townsend of the Rascal Flatts song “My Wish.”

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