CAL Class of 2017: 13 students round out graduating class

Part of CAL's new crop of graduates.  Photo by ETHAN STOETZER/ HAMPTON CHRONICLE

     The CAL High School Class of 2017 celebrated 13 years of learning this past Mother’s Day, earning their diplomas and prepared to write a new chapter in life after CAL.

     A total of 13 students walked in graduation, presented by District Administrator Steve Lane and conferred by Board of Education President Mitch Vanness.

     Jane Hallady (high school science) and Patty Reed (K-12 Art) delivered the commencement address in the form of an act. The two dressed up as senior citizens at the “CAL” retirement home for old teachers. The two used comedy to reminisce about the class of 2017 and gave advice to them as they went forward.

     “What we have is today, what we have is now,” Reed said. “Remember it so you’ll have a story to tell when you’re old and gray like us. Make this moment count.”