There were tears, smiles, applause and admiration aplenty Friday night as the Henryetta high school graduating class of 2019 received their diplomas.
Ater the seniors took their seats, Drew Brown led the group in the Pledge of Allegance followed by Kenna Najera giving the invocaton.
An empty chair sat off to the side of the class in memory of Nathan George who should have been a member of the class but lost his battle with cancer.
Superintendent Dwayne Noble presented the salutatorian and valedictorian awards then the students received their diplomas.
Members of the high school choir presented, "Stand By Me" followed by the entire class singing the alma mater.
Fireworks lit up the night as the football field swelled with graduates, their friends and family members.

Graduation photos:

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Henryetta’s 2019 seniors were urged to “bloom where you are planted.”
Rev. Kyle Kiner delivered the keynote address at the baccalaureate service Wednesday night telling the seniors to “make the most of your situation. That is how you will find your joy.”
He urged seniors to remove the anxiety from their lives by staying calm and broke down that word into the individual letters: C – celebrate the good things in life; A – ask for God’s help; L – leave it with God; and M – meditate on the good things in life.
The annual service started with Rev. Tim Cole from the First Church of the Nazarene delivering the welcome then Jordan Knox gave the invocation.
Drew Brown led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the high school choir singing, “He Never Failed Me yet.” Class president Leah Vance gave the scripture reading leading into Rev. Kiner’s address.
Kenna Najera provided the benediction and Baptist church pastor Rev. Dale Huckabay closed out the service.


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The Henryetta high school boys who will receive their diplomas Friday night were urged to make the most of their lives.
James Williams, head of the Muscogee Creek Nation Environmental Services, told the boys to stay in touch with each other and their families once they start their careers.
Speaking at the annual senior boys lunch at the Methodist church Wednesday, Williams told the group not to be afraid of failure. “Failure is a lesson. It is lessons learned.”
He said a Harvard University study followed graduates for 50 years and found those successful graduates were the ones who maintained relationships with friends and family members.
“There are some things you can’t get back. You can’t get time back, you can’t get back words that you didn’t mean to say and you can’t get relationships back if you don’t create them.”
He pointed out that there were a lot of people who helped get the seniors to this point in their lives.

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Henryetta elementary honors and awards:
Third grade:
Honor roll students for the first, second and third nine-week periods:
Board of Education honor roll: Randen Wright, Bentley Sweet, Mylee Shaddix, Jaylen Scott, Taylan Pixler, Avery Perez, Bella Parker, Violet Layman, Makinlee Kelch, Cole Kaler, Ava Holder, Kaitlyn Graffman, Audrey Freeman, Saige Corn and Ian Alsover.
Superintendent’s honor roll: Brayden Wilbourn, Abigail Whitlow, Trenton Tyler, Emilie Tyler, Gibson Treagesser, Dalyn Thomas, Shayla Soucy, Gavin Nye, Annabelle Mowdy, Betty Morris, Jayce
Milligan, Cobey Lyons, Keegan Hamric, Asa Hall, Cadyn Gillispie, Cy Gavin, Kyla Bear, Kaylee Johnson, Jack Passalaqua, Jayla Nye, Peyton Lollis, Emma Bear, Cialee Watkins, Bandr Wallace, Olivia Owen, Canon Oglesby, Matthew Martinez, Sky Hall, Jonathan Powell, Aubrie McGowin, Keeleigh Lawrence, Ty Goodner, Winzly Bussey, Ariana Hernandez, Raylynn Stewart, Avery Smith, Abel Mendoza, Annika Kramer, Antonia Horn, Peyton Sweet, Giselle Owens, Dayton Harrison, Jake Fry, Randi Campbell. Ashton Alexander for third nine-weeks only.
Principal’s honor roll: Beckett Williams, Cameron Simpson, Mark Roser, Braxton Stockholm, Jesse McCormick, Samual Smith, Javier Thomas.
All year perfect attendance: Winzly Bussey.
Three year consecutive perfect attendance: Winzly Bussey
Fourth grade:
Board of Education honor roll: Jeffery Webster, Rose Ulrey, Gabrielle Stuart, Dakota Pierce, Madison Lee, Jordyn Goodman, Allie Davis, Angela Boswell, Peyton Bailey, Braxton Austin. Damon Arthur second and third nine-weeks only. Jailynn Frampton, Alicia Alexander third nine-weeks only.
Superintendent’s honor roll: Brylee Smith, Israel Sanford, Jocee Putman, Jaden Peavler, Jacob Lone, Lane Lesley, Paxton Johnson, Sawyer Harelson, Makenzie Morris, Dexton Jimenez, Tiffany Hargrove, Jimmy Daniels, Brittany Brewer, Gracie Scott, Seth Zito, Ella Thompson, Hannah Svengard, April Stevenson, Kinley Smith, Gabriel Helm, Grace Pollard, Hunter Grigsby, Madeline Carter, Mylei Brinkley, Zoe Boatright, Alyssa Baughman, Brooke Bailey, Araya Lindsey, Addison Kramer, James Joslin, Nakona Johnson, Arianna Edens, Jacob Curtis, Bayleigh Wolfe, Dixie Smith, Aubrey Macaluso, Mykah Hott, Reece Harjo. Kaydence Mann second and third nine-weeks only. Kaschen Graham third nine-weeks only.
Principal’s honor roll: Libby Hunt, Trista Martinez, Daniel Cope, Colton McDonald, Joseph Cummings. Molly Arthur second and third nine weeks only. Dakota Yates third nine weeks only.
All year perfect attendance: Sawyer Harelson, Mykah Hott, Brooke Bailey, Paxton Johnson, Gabrielle Stuart.
Two years consecutive perfect attendance: Gabrielle Stuart
Fifth grade:
Board of education honor roll: Gavin Williams, Laynie Taylor, Cooper Stidman, Rider Sperry, Mavrix Randleman, Boston Morris, Laura McConnell, Lincoln McCarty, Mia McCarroll, Jace Masters, Anna Kiner, Avery Holata, Connie Dong, Baylor Campbell, Rachael Burden, Ashlyn Aguilar.
Superintendent’s honor roll: Stormi Waquie, Hailey Lewis, Lynnlee Hulse, Hayzen Dudley, Camrynn Watkins, Mylie Roser, Bailey Putman, Kaydense Rader, Connor Matlock, Allana Lawrence, Weston Key, John Jones, Noah Huckabay, Jaxon Fulton, Braylee Dexter, Noah White, Karissa Tiger, KoriKay Stidman, Brock Sontag, Denver Oliver, Nathan Nail, Ethan Gold, Madalyn Austin, Kayden Terry, Zander Rempe, Kaylee Mitchell, Mame Mah-Truong, Seth Hudson, William Perez, Blaze Hill, Alex Clayton.
Principal’s honor roll: Marvin Morris, Kaleb Logston, Landyn Kinslow, Ailanee Hicks, Rachael Dunn, Kylee Cox, Cash Remis, Hunter Bowdler, Leonidas Sumka, Antonia Givargidze, Jeremy Thomas, Lane Gavin, Landon Brewer. Cameron Mosco third nine weeks only.
Excellence attendance perfect attendance with two tardies: Rachael Burden, Noah Huckabay.
All year perfect attendance: Baylor Campbell, Alex Barron, Connie Dong, Connor Matlock.
Four years cosecutive perfect attendance: Connor Matlock
All year perfect attendance:
First Grade:, Jhett Cason, Taylor Mims, Charlie Harelson.
Third Grade: Winzly Bussey
Fourth Grade: Sawyer Harelson, Mykah Hott, Brooke Bailey, Paxton Johnson, Gabrielle Stuart.
Fifth Grade: Baylor Campbell, Alex Barron, Connie Dong, Connor Matlock
X-Years consecutive perfect attendance: Winzly Bussey three years, Gabrielle Stuart two years, Connor Matlock four years.