Fond memories of graduation day

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Almost 175 LaSalle Parish seniors will participate in graduation exercises this week with ceremonies at LaSalle High School on Thursday night and at Jena High School on Friday night.

For the past several weeks, the staff here at the newspaper has been working on a special souvenir graduation edition, featuring pictures of all the seniors, and greetings from family and businesses.

That special section can be found in this edition of your newspaper, along with a host of other information about graduation.

As we enter this time of the year, my thoughts always go back to my graduation day. I was the second in a family of ten children to graduate from high school. My oldest sister graduated when there were only 11 grades – in the last class of that era, and I was second. Another sister followed by receiving her high school diploma.


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