In her exceptional Valedictory Address, Sarah Dewitt-Feldman reminds the audience how much we all have been given, and challenges us to make a difference, big or small.
Paul and Emma Feldman and Forrest McCall glow in the crowd.
Abigail Dewitt and Larry Elworth are another spot of pride and light.
Katherine Rothe-Skinner presents the Salutatory Address, gracing the Mountain Heritage High School gym with, among other things, the profound words of the Dalai Lama.
Also graduating, after 30 years of inspiring the youth of Yancey County to pay attention to the world around them, was Mountain Heritage Science teacher -- and newly elected school board member -- Norb McKinney.