Monday, June 15, 2009

Congratulations... our nine Ocracoke High School graduates. Yesterday evening the school gymnasium was crowded with parents, grandparents, other relatives, and members of the community for commencement exercises. With only nine seniors everything was personalized, including the principal's comments, the salutatory and valedictory addresses, and the commencement address.

We wish all the best to our graduates:
  • Tristan Bennink
  • Michelle Cartwright
  • Robert Chestnut
  • Seth Huppert
  • Rebecca Jones
  • Emma Lovejoy
  • Sandra Lukefahr
  • Ansley Robinson
  • Dellanira Romero
In addition to honoring our graduating seniors, the school recognized Janey & Dick Jacoby with the Community Service Award for their volunteer contributions to Ocracoke Preservation Society, the Ocracoke Fire Department, and the Ocracoke Methodist Church.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke" by Lawton Howard. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous7:16 PM

    Congratulations Class of 2009 !!

    you join a league of thousands that have the auspicious honor of graduating during the first decade of the 21st century! I know you will wear it well.

  2. Anonymous7:23 AM

    My word---a visit to the island Free Press web site and the story and slide show tells off islanders that the real world has touched OI in more ways than one and the small school system has been asked to respond to the needs of a demographic cohort that reflects much of the outside world.

  3. Congratulations to my neice, Sandra Lukefahr!! We are very proud of you here and love you very much. I pray you have a wonderfully blessed future..from Aunt Donna.