Pineville High School holds Commitment to Commencement for 2023 class

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - Pineville High School class of 2023 dedicated the next four years to focus on graduating.

Pineville High School's Commitment to Commencement ceremony of the Class of 2023. | Photo Source: KALB

A program called Commitment to Commencement began four years ago, giving freshman students a chance to set a goal worth accomplishing.

The students wrote a letter to themselves, that they’ll receive at the end of their senior year, and walked across the same stage they'll cross when they graduate.

Guest speaker, U.S. Air force Captain Nic Young is a 2007 PHS graduate and said making time for the students was important to him.

“I recognize the importance of seeing someone and having representation on all levels,” Captain Young said. “So, having the ability to be a pilot in the United States Air Force and to see a kid and say either I’m from the same area, or I’m the same color of them, same religion, anything of that nature, that can inspire them to make them believe they can be whatever they want to be."

There are 427 students in PHS’s Class of 2023.

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