KEYSER - Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, who was guest speaker for the 2017 Kelley Award, returned to Keyser High School Sunday to address the seniors during their graduation ceremony at Alumni Field.

By Liz Beavers
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KEYSER - Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, who was guest speaker for the 2017 Kelley Award, returned to Keyser High School Sunday to address the seniors during their graduation ceremony at Alumni Field.
The adjutant general for the State of West Virginia, Hoyer challenged the graduates to always strive to facilitate change in the world around them, as opposed to waiting for changes to occur.
KHS principal Mike Lewis served as emcee for the ceremony, and welcomed everyone following the presentation of the colors by members of the newly-formed Military Club.
The graduates, lined up around one entire end of the track at Alumni Field, marched onto the field one-by-one to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” played by the Keyser High School Band.
Curtis Westfall, president of the senior class, introduced his officers - Elizabeth Little, vice president; Camryn Barrick, secretary; and Camden White, treasurer.
Salutatorian Alyssa Taylor and valedictorian Elizabeth Little gave their addresses.
Teacher and coach Scott Furey recognized those students who had received scholarships and/or awards during the recent Class Night.
Superintendent Shawn Dilly presented the graduates with their awards, followed by congratulations by assistant superintendent Dwight Williams and Mineral County Board of Education members Lara Courrier, William Ludwick, Tom Denne and Rob Woy.