Clarkdale Seniors Graduate and Honor Former Classmate

Clarkdale, Mississippi Clarkdale High School celebrated its 2014 graduation ceremony Friday night.

58 seniors earned their high school diplomas. The senior class honored Dylan Mabry, who passed away in 2013. Each of the graduates wrote a personal message to Dylan, and tied it to a balloon. They released their balloons as they walked on to the field. Their principal says she is proud of what all the seniors have done at Clarkdale.

"They've accomplished so much. We are proud of them for their academic accomplishments, and everything else that they've done while they are here at Clarkdale, and we look forward to celebrating their successes," said Cheryl Thomas, principal of Clarkdale.

Twenty of the graduates completed the Mississippi's Scholar's Program.