FORT KNOX, Ky. – Graduating seniors were honored Thursday night at a Fort Knox Middle High School baccalaureate ceremony that took place at the post Main Chapel.
Parents, family members, friends and FKMHS principal Lonnie Gilmore joined the Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. C.J. King at the chapel to celebrate the Class of 2021. Following readings from two students and a speech by Gilmore, King addressed the graduates about what a particularly unique challenge they faced during their senior year.
“My message this evening is very simple: I and every Soldier, civilian, contractor, DOD employee and family member on this installation are immensely proud,” said King, “not only for the personal growth you’ve achieved and for what you’ve accomplished, but for the grace and the dignity you displayed in accomplishing it here at Fort Knox.”
Class president Jenna Chancellor also spoke, followed by each student receiving a gift from King and Col. Ed Hamlin, the Garrison chaplain who oversaw the baccalaureate ceremony.
An outdoor graduation ceremony is planned for May 29 at the school’s McAdams Stadium football field at 6 p.m.