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Baker county graduates first senior class in 26 years

June 1, 2008

Newton -- One South Georgia county celebrated its first graduating class in over a quarter of a century.

Baker County High School seniors walked across the stage Sunday morning and received their diplomas. This is the first graduating class for Baker County in 26 years.

Previously students living in Baker county attended Mitchell County High School, but citizens voted to bring their high school back.

"It's a historical thing and we feel proud, and I am going to miss my students very much," said Principal, Dr. Robert Graper.

"The community of Baker County is a small and rural county, but the community can be brought together through the school district," said Superintendent, Tommy Rogers.

"I feel proud and happy that this day finally came," said graduating senior, Shalanda Jackson. 25 seniors graduated from Baker County High School.

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