'READY TO WALK': Laurel Hill School graduates 31 seniors (PHOTOS)

The Rev. Mike McVay, pastor of Laurel Hill First Baptist Church,

The Rev. Mike McVay, pastor of Laurel Hill First Baptist Church, gives senior Lane Strickland a hug of congratulations shortly before he proceeded to his graduation.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 01:53 PM.

LAUREL HILL -- The Rev. Mike McVay of Laurel Hill First Baptist Church dispensed words of support and congratulatory hugs around the classroom where the school's seniors prepared for their Friday night graduation.

"I'm just ready to walk," said Taylor Harrison, who's starting Fortis College's nursing program on July 7.

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Soon the future nurse, pharmacist, Army officer, builder, corrections officer, business administrator and their classmates proceeded to the gymnasium, many passing over the "Hoboes" name emblazoned in the floor for the last time.

The Hoboes of 2014's strong faith was echoed in comments made during their classmates' commencement addresses.

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