Crossroads High School graduation

Graduates from Crossroads High School in Copperas Cove hold their yellow roses after receiving their diplomas.

COPPERAS COVE — To the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” graduates processed into Lea Ledger Auditorium at Copperas Cove High School on Thursday night.

Robed in blue, the students from Crossroads High School were praised by their principal, James Irick, for persevering to finish the required courses and graduate.

Copperas Cove Independent School District Superintendent Joe Burns told the graduates how, being the last of 11 children and the only one with a high school diploma, he could’ve been one of them. “You are near and dear to my heart.”

Of the 24 Crossroads students eligible to cross the stage and receive their diplomas, 17 attended the ceremony with family and friends shouting their support.

Guest speaker Elroy Hendricks, assistant principal at Mendez Middle School in the Austin Independent School District, advised the graduates, “Don’t allow the mistakes you have made, or will make, to depreciate your value.”

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