By Courtney Warren
May came much sooner than our seniors were ready for, and especially for the seniors who know no other school than Canton Academy (CA). As they walked their halls for the very last time, these Panthers Babies, who have been at CA since first grade, reflected on their time and friendships here. Barnes Wadford, Graham Lambert, Holden Chandler, Starr Spivey, Maggie Claire Thomas, Carrington Curtis, Carter Martin, Taylor Pratt, Zan Ellis and Chaney Hale were excited to put on their caps and gowns, which was a moment they’ve watched other CA seniors do every year since elementary school.
Senior Carrington Curtis said, “After being at CA for thirteen years, I really have a strong connection with all my friends and faculty. I’m truly going to miss CA and all the people I have met along the way. CA is a place of comfort to me. I love how when you walk down the hallways, you know every single person. It’s such a small and tightly-knit school, and I love that. You can really build friendships with everyone because of how small the classes are.”
Knowing his school experience is unique, senior Holden Chandler is grateful for being able to spend his entire educational career at one school.
“I think it’s special, because of not having to move and make new friends, creating a bond with the people around me. It has made my school experience the best, because of all of the memories. It has become a second home for me, because of my friends and all of the memories that we have shared throughout the years and all of the time I have spent on campus doing events and stuff,” said Chandler.