Last Friday, Jan. 17, friends and family members gathered in the gym of Union Academy to support its graduating seniors.
National Guardsman Matthew Ramey gave the Pledge of Allegiance before the ceremony. Ramsey is a graduate of the first class of students to come through Union Academy. Candidate for graduation Nathan Parrish followed with the singing of the National Anthem.
Brittany Thomas was awarded this year's Distinguished Student Award and delivered a message to her fellow students and a capacity auditorium.
Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin, congratulated the seniors for their accomplishments and conferred diplomas.
After the graduates received their diplomas, Breanna Teague closed out the ceremony by reading a poem that helped her receive the Young Author's Council Choice Award.
Graduating seniors: Damien Harden, Ary Lee, Gerardo Martinez, James Parrish, Nathan Parrish, Matthew Scott, Logan Shope, Breanna Teague, Brittany Thomas