500 Dothan High seniors come together for the first time in two years

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan High class of 2021 walked across the stage and received their diploma Saturday morning.

After two years of not being together as a class, they finally got to come as one for the greatest accomplishment of their high school careers.

“This is the first time since the combining of the schools two years ago that we have been able to have a graduation ceremony with all 500 at one time,” Dothan High Principal Dothan Bill Singleton said. “And through it, all this class that was the first class that combined has been able to stand up and conquer and so they’re going to do well as they go out into the world whether it’s college military or work.”

“It’s very surreal, I’m so excited to be able to be here with all my friends and my family and be in person. It was a great experience and I’m so happy,” 2021 graduate Sarrina Muehleisen said.

With a diploma in hand, these graduates have plans for life after high school and can’t wait to begin this new chapter in their lives.

“I’m going to be attending auburn university and I’m going to be majoring in computer science,” Muehleisen said.

Another 2021 graduate, Jadalie Madeiros said, “After high school, I plan to take some classes with law look into being an attorney, but I also plan on pursuing my boxing career and I’m attempting to go for the 2024 Olympics and then after that professionally box.”

And as these seniors close this chapter of their lives superintendent Dennis Coe has some advice he would like to share for the class of 2021.

“As we found this year the world is ever-changing and we have to be prepared for the unknown think of their experiences with us the last few years will help prepare them for what lies ahead in the future,” Superintendent Dennis Coe said.

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