On the morning of July 17, 2020, hundreds of graduates and thousands of family members and friends gathered in McEachern’s Cantrell Stadium to celebrate the commencement of the Campbell High School Class of 2020.
Principal Jeanne Walker congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to never stop caring and making the world a better place.
“You showed an appreciation for the diversity that exists in the halls of our school and our nation,” she said proudly. “I hope you will continue to use your voices to change this world for the better. Be brave; be bold; never stop listening and learning. And when the time is right, raise your voices against racism, discrimination, and poverty—until ‘all’ means all and ‘equal’ means equal.”
“I am so proud of you,” she continued. “Your bright smiles and laughter will leave our halls, but the Class of 2020 will always be remembered as a stellar example of the best of Sparta. Congratulations!”
Standing in for Dr. Jaha Howard, fellow Cobb Board Member Charisse Davis challenged the graduates to “take some time to thank the family and friends that helped you get here.” She further advised the graduates to “create a plan for your future that you and your family will be proud of.”
She then certified the graduation, which made it possible to officially begin the presentation of the diplomas.
The Campbell Class of 2020 includes 646 students with plans to further their education and begin their careers all over the country. Congratulations Campbell grads!