693 (1)As the class of 2014 walked across the stage at graduation, parents, family, staff and faculty shared in their accomplishments.

694 (1)Senior Eddie Verde reflected on his years at Workforce Advantage Academy and filled the room with laughter as he brought cereal to Principal Belinda Jones and a trash picker to Chief Operating Officer Carl Merrell. But his message was serious. He described how he rose like a phoenix, the school mascot, while attending the academy. Then he told the class of 2014 to spread their wings and conquer the world.

Television news anchor Stewart Moore gave the commencement address, sharing his experiences and encouraging students to talk with people about their goals, because those people may be able to help you achieve success. His final message: “Pray, aim high and stay focused on God and your goal.”

GRADUATION BRINGS SMILES AND TEARS

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