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Class of 2015 says goodbye to pods

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, the pods will be gone and students will begin class in the new Louisa County High School.

At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, the pods will be gone and students will begin class in the new Louisa County High School.

The weather forecast is looking bright for Friday evening’s graduation commencement at the Louisa County High School Football Stadium. But even if were to rain, there is no doubt that the 330 members of this particular group would take it in stride and, somehow, make it work.

“I’m so excited for them,” said first year LCHS Principal Lee Downey. “The biggest word that comes to my mind when describing this class is perseverance.”

Downey said he considers himself blessed to have had the opportunity to serve as principal to this group of young men and women.

The Class of 2015 has proven itself capable of making the best of any situation thrown its way. Resilience and flexibility are attributes this graduating class will long be remembered for.

This year’s graduation candidates spent all but seven days of their freshman year in temporary facilities before a 5.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed their school building. The new high school will dedicated on August 9.

Once the modular units that have served as a high school campus for this group for four years are dismantled beginning in June, the hallways and classrooms where they made lifelong memories for the past four years will vanish without a trace.

To read the entire story, see the May 21 edition of The Central Virginian.


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