Long Beach High School seniors graduate at the Coliseum

Tonight, the latest class of seniors at Long Beach High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas they have been chasing the past four years.

The students gathered at the Coliseum where they got together for the last time as a class.

Hugs and best wishes were thrown around by peers, teachers, faculty, and many others as they waited to hear their names called.

News 25 spoke with Valedictorian Hailey Smith about her future plans and how much being a part of the class of 2022 means to her. “I’m going to go to Ole Miss to study biology and then I’m going to minor in biochemistry and political science, so hopefully I can get into some environmental research, and them I’m going to move into environmental legislature and then hopefully politics as my long-term goal. You know I spent my life with most everyone here. I’ve been in this district all 12 years of school, so it’s very nostalgic and very sad to part with these people that I’ve grown up with and I take with me parts of them with me in my life, so I love them all very much.”

The class consisted of 212 students.

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