Artesia High School senior Koby Caton delivers a challenge to fellow graduates during the Baccalaureate at the AHS Auditorium on Wednesday night. Caton said the greatest award he ever received was being accepted into God’s kingdom. Keith Kilpatrick of West Main Baptist Church also spoke during the service. Kilpatrick reminded the graduating class that as they leave their lives as high school students behind they make decisions grounded and rooted in God. (Tyler Green – Daily Press)

Artesia High School senior Koby Caton delivers a challenge to fellow graduates during the Baccalaureate at the AHS Auditorium on Wednesday night. Caton said the greatest award he ever received was being accepted into God’s kingdom. Keith Kilpatrick of West Main Baptist Church also spoke during the service. Kilpatrick reminded the graduating class that as they leave their lives as high school students behind they make decisions grounded and rooted in God. (Tyler Green – Daily Press)

By ASHLEY TRUJILLO
Daily Press Staff Writer

By the time the commencement exercises at Bulldog Bowl come to a close tonight, a total of 188 students will have walked across the stage.

“We are very excited about it,” Superintendent Mike Phipps said today. “It is the culmination of education for public school and we look forward to honoring these students.”

The ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., will include performances from the high school band. Senior class president Joslyn Boone will lead the pledge of allegiance and graduating seniors Colton Campbell and Christopher Worley are the scheduled speakers.

Dr. Crit Caton, assistant superintendent of curriculum, will lead the presentation of honors. High school principal Thad Phipps will lead the presentation of the class and the Artesia Board of Education will present the diplomas. Mike will give the “Superintendent’s Challenge to Class.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

(Tyler Green – Daily Press)

(Tyler Green – Daily Press)