It may not have had the usual "pomp and circumstance" of the end of year graduation ceremony, but the diplomas presented this week to five Longview Early Graduation High School students are just as special.

Seven early graduates receive diplomas

Tue Nov 15, 2016

It may not have had the usual "pomp and circumstance" of the end of year graduation ceremony, but the diplomas presented this week to five Longview Early Graduation High School students are just as special.

During the Longview ISD trustees meeting Monday night, graduates were recognized by Principal Kristi Means. Means said the ceremony is a "a celebration of stars."

"The most breathtaking supermoon since 1948 lit up the sky, appearing 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual," she said. "Nothing will match it until the moon makes a similar approach in 2034. People all over the world are celebrating a bright star outside in the sky, but the city of Longview will celebrate 7 undeniably beautiful bright stars that are graduating."

Aiana Alexander is a Globe scholar graduating on the recommended plan. She plans to enlist in the major in Anesthesiology at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX.

Autumn Horn will attend Tyler Junior College where she will major in Criminal Justice. She plans to become an attorney at law.

Jailon Hutchings is a Globe Scholar graduating on the recommended plan. Jialon plans to major in Law Enforcement at Tyler Junior College. He aspires to become a police officer.

Bobbie Scott plans to attend Kilgore Jr. College and major in Cosmetology.

Caitlyn Watkins is a transfer student from Kentucky. She plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in Nursing.

Ashley Williams is a Globe Scholar graduating on the recommended plan. She plans to major in Children and Family Therapy at Kilgore Jr. College.

Kailen Williams is a Globe Scholar graduating on the recommended plan. She plans to major in Nursing at Kilgore Jr. College.

The Longview Early Graduation High School (formerly known as LEAD Academy) serves progressive students who wish to graduate early. Providing dual-credit courses for students seeking higher education, it also features career and technology options, online/distance learning, and ACT/SAT preparation.