Diplomas were presented to 173 members of the Class of 2009, including 32 honor graduates, another TCHS record.
Throughout the ceremony, a memorial sat behind the students in honor of Kayla Williams and John Mark Adams, both of whom passed away during their high school years.
Adams died of respiratory distress on Dec. 28, 2007, while on a mission trip in Pascagoula, Miss.
Williams, her 5-year-old brother Ethan Frensley and 14-year-old sister Kortney Frensley were killed in their Roaring Springs home Oct. 15.
Senior Abigail Torian provided the invocation to begin the ceremony. Students and an audience packed Wildcat Gymnasium and were addressed by Principal Neal Cummins, Western Kentucky University Carol Marin Gatton Academy Scholar and 2009 graduate Suzanna Sadler, Salutatorian Melissa Starks and Valedictorian Hanna Gorman.
Superintendent Tim McGinnis presented awards to several students, including Wildcats of the Year to Morgan Alexander and Donald Bush, the Clyde Doyle Award to Cassandra Thomas and the Perfect Attendance Award to John Reinick, who never missed a day from kindergarten through high schoool.
Board of Education Chairman Mike Davis presented diplomas, senior Marjorietta Tyler provided the benediction, and the Trigg County High School Band, which played “Pomp & Circumstance” during the processional, performed the Alma Mater and the recessional.