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Quiz: Which spring flower are you?
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Mason Cline, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024
Cloude Fewkes (‘24) stars during a performance of a recent Green Hope Theatre play, Almost Maine. Photo used with permission from Cloude Fewkes.
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Justin Jackson, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024
Davis Drive Park has fields, Greenways and trails.
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Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
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Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
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Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

Turning the tassle: Green Hope’s mid-year graduation

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Valentina Garcia
Eleven Green Hope graduates turn their tassels as they complete their high school career.

This past Wednesday, 11 falcons walked the stage as mid-year graduates, spreading their wings and soaring into a new chapter of their lives. The ceremony was held on Jan. 31 in the Green Hope Auditorium, and refreshments were served after the ceremony had concluded to celebrate the newly graduated students. 

Mid-year graduation is an option offered to all seniors if they are interested, and allows students to graduate after one semester (instead of two), assuming they have received all their required credits for graduation. This year, eleven Falcons opted to graduate early: Sruthi Anne, Margaret Aysuce, Caelyn Bruber, Luke Chamblin, Isabelle Franklin, Caitlyn Sabre, Anna Lee Oros, Savannah Rubino, Kenderrus Smith, Hannah Taylor, Alexavier Thomas.

From working hard in their classes to immersing themselves in different extracurriculars, these eleven seniors were more than ready to celebrate their hard work over the past 4 years. As for post-graduation plans, these students have a wide variety of interests and plans.

One of the graduates, Hannah Taylor, is off to Wofford College as a lacrosse commit. When asked about her choice to graduate early, Taylor expressed that she wanted to spend more time training with her lacrosse team before the season and year began. As she leaves, she reflects on her time as a falcon, “Don’t sweat Green Hope.”

Another graduate, Sruthi Anne, will be finishing her associate degree in May with Wake Tech. Graduating early seemed like the best option for her, “If I have all my credits, why spend another semester in high school?” Sruthi can use her free semester to continue picking up shifts as a nursing aide and she can also look forward to the free time and flexibility she is granted. “It’s really nice to have that free time because I just pick up shifts whenever I want for my job, so traveling is definitely an option!” 

There are many reasons as to why Falcons choose to graduate early! Some just opted to be done with high school, some wanted more time to train their sport, or attend basic military training, while others simply moved out of the area! Whatever their reason was, these falcons have shown that they are ready to take on the real world.

Mid-year graduation is important to not only the students, but as well as the faculty and staff of Green Hope. This mid-year graduation is a culmination of hard work and dedication for over 4 years of teachers teaching and students learning; their early graduation is a glimpse of what future falcon success looks like. Green Hope’s principal, Mrs. Alison Cleveland said, “Mid-year graduation is one of my favorite events. It’s an intimate and casual celebration of our future falcons that have worked hard to get here.” The event was intimate, without a doubt, with only 11 students graduating and their families, the ceremony was completed in less than an hour. The ceremony included speeches from Mrs. Cleveland, the student body president Caroline Nguyen (‘24) and the procession of names from Mr. Matthew Mayse. 

The mid-year graduation serves as a sign of success and the GH Falcon applauds the 11 graduates who’ve spread their wings and soared into a new chapter. 

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Deepa Ramesh, Staff Writer
Deepa is a senior at Green Hope, and this is her first year on the staff. Having a love for writing, Deepa wanted to get into journalism and explore where her writing could take her. Deepa is a part of the Green Hope Orchestra, playing the violin. In Deepa’s free time she enjoys running, spending time with friends, working with kids and dancing. Outside of school, she tutors elementary school students as well as leads neuroscience programs at elementary schools. She hopes to go to UNC-Chapel Hill to get a degree in Neuroscience to pursue a career in that field. Deepa is excited to be a part of the GH Falcon this year and hopes to share her work with the Green Hope community.
Neil Parmar, Features Editor
Neil is a senior at Green Hope, and this is his second year on the staff. Sharing stories and news is something that has always piqued his interest; having done previous work with similar media in middle school, and working for the staff his junior year. Neil is involved in Green Hope and takes pride in his participation in HOSA, NHS and Student Council, to name a few. In his free time, he loves to hang out with friends, listen to music, travel and scroll on social media. Neil also loves working with children; if you couldn't reach Neil this past summer it's possible that he was playing gym games with elementary schoolers in his camp counseling job. In the future, he wants to attend a school in the area and pursue education within the medical field and journalism.
Valentina Garcia, Staff Writer
Valentina Garcia is a senior at Green Hope, and this is her first year on the GH Falcon staff. Her interest in writing began in elementary school and continued into high school with classes such as AP Lang and Creative Writing. These classes helped her to realize she enjoyed incorporating creativity into her writing. She is currently the president of the Skills USA club here at Green Hope. Her hobbies include film and working out at the gym. She is the youngest of three, with two older brothers. She hopes to go to Depaul University after an exciting senior year with the GH Falcon.
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    TJ CawleyFeb 3, 2024 at 9:29 am

    Congratulations to all the Green Hope High School midyear graduates.
    Best wishes on your future adventures.
    Mayor TJ Cawley

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