Bogue Chitto celebrates graduation of 51 Bobcats

Published 7:49 pm Thursday, May 16, 2024

BOGUE CHITTO — The 2024 graduating class at Bogue Chitto is 51 strong. Caps were tossed in the air to celebrate the big occasion Thursday. A steady rain settled in while valedictorian Taylor Jackson gave her speech.

Alecia Nelson was salutatorian and welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Principal Scott Merrell delivered his final commencement speech as a principal. He is retiring from the position and his son Andrew Merrell was part of the graduating class of Bobcats.

In the crowd a seat had been saved for fallen deputy William Durr. He was one of eight officers honored this week by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Durr’s end of watch was May 27, 2017. William Nash Durr was one of 51 graduates Thursday evening.

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