Above, members of Smith-Cotton High School’s Class of 2014 sing the Alma Mater during Thursday morning’s Candlelight Service in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. The ceremony is an annual tradition in which the outgoing seniors pass the torch of leadership to the junior class officers.
Below left, S-C senior Cody Kozak poses for a photo with his father, John, after the Candlelight Service. Members of the Class of 2014, their family members and friends milled about in front of the Heckart Performing Arts Center for almost an hour after the ceremony, taking photos and exchanging hugs.
Below right, graduating Smith-Cotton Student Council President Kandas Egnar, right, administers the office pledge to President-elect Alec Wilken during Thursday morning’s Candlelight Service in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. Photos courtesy Sedalia School District 200.