Around 190 students will be graduating this year from Jacksonville High School.
Although this is one of the smaller classes in recent memory, JHS Principal Mike McGiles says the senior class has achieved some impressive accomplishments.
“Valedictorian Mason Pohlman is going to graduate with a 4.9 GPA on of a five point scale. He got a scholarship to go to Belmont University. Olivia Kauffman is going to play basketball at Western University. There are several kids going to play sports and several getting academic scholarships. It is kind of one of those classes that went out and did a lot of good things,” McGiles says.
McGiles says the senior class has transformed from their freshman to senior school years. McGiles was proud of the work done by the teachers and staff at Jacksonville High School to make these students college and career ready.
“They’ve matured and it is interesting to watch every class do that. Every class goes through the same growing pains and different growing pains. It is fun to watch them find their way.”
Graduation starts at 7 p.m. on Friday at The Bowl. Doors open at hour early and admission is free.