Many students reach big milestone this month

This month hundreds of students in Franklin County will reach one of life’s milestone moments when they graduate from high school.

For some it will be the conclusion of their first step to higher education. For others it will be the culmination of their educational experience.

Either way, this year’s graduating class has worked hard to reach this achievement and deserve congratulations.

Whether it is a tough class or trying to fit in, high school is not easy, especially in Alabama.

These students attended school when academic standards were increased while funding was decreased and met the challenge head-on to pass one of the toughest graduation exams in the nation.

It is that kind of perseverance that will serve these students well in the years to come.

They have worked hard to reach this milestone and can now look forward to many more to come.