Fourteen students walked the stage and received handsome, bronze trophies Thursday at the graduation of the Grenada Leadership class.
The ceremony was held at Holmes Community College and recognized a six-month commitment on behalf of the graduates.
“This graduating class represents a great cross section of life in Grenada,” said Chamber of Commerce President Dolly Marascalco, in her opening remarks.
Class President Vicky Blaylock and her classmate, Willie White, talked about the retreat that the class took to Lake Tiak-O’Khata in Winston County to kick off the monthly sessions.
“It was challenging mentally and physically,” said Blaylock, “but, we came together as a group and succeeded.
The groups’ training in leadership included visits to the Grenada County Courthouse, the jail, the police station, city h all and several other stops to learn how civil servants conduct their business.
Graduate Deywanna King spoke of her experience in the class.
“I was once a single mother and didn’t realize my own worth,” she said. “I have a need to love. A need to live. Leadership is an incubator for success.”