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Burke COunty Class of 2023!

Dear North Liberty Class of 2023,

North Liberty School
Graduation from high school is certainly one of the most tremendous milestones in your life. I have had the privilege of watching you “Reach for the Stars” for five years. I am so proud of …

Dear Draughn High School Class of 2023,

Jimmy C. Draughn High School
The faculty and staff of Jimmy C. Draughn High School would like to congratulate the Class of 2023! It has been a privilege to watch each of you continue to grow and mature into adulthood over …

Dear Burke Middle College Class of 2023,

Congratulations to the graduates of Burke Middle College Class of 2023! We are so proud of you in all of your accomplishments that have led up to this exciting milestone in your life. When …

Dear Robert L. Patton High School Class 0f 2023,

Robert L. Patton High School
As you stand at the threshold of a new chapter in your lives, I am reminded of a quote from one of the greatest American leaders, Theodore Roosevelt. In his speech "Citizenship in …

Dear East Burke High School Class of 2023,

East Burke High School
As the principal of East Burke High School, I am delighted to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the graduating class of 2023. It is with great pride and admiration that we celebrate the …

Dear NC School for the Deaf Class of 2023,

North Carolina School for the Deaf
The 2022-23 school year has been an amazing year of growth for each one of you. Congratulations for all your accomplishments. You are about to complete one of the most important milestones of your …

Special section honors our graduates

Good morning and welcome to the first graduation edition of The Paper, which we have titled “The Paper Chase.” High School graduation is an important milestone in any young adult’s life – a milestone worthy of preservation in the form of a 24-page special newspaper edition that contains the photographs of more than 800 of Burke County’s graduating seniors.