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Weiner School District graduates final class

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WEINER (AR) "Here you're not just a part of a school, but here you become part of a community, a family," said graduate, Mallory Jordan.

It's a bittersweet ending for the group of Weiner High School graduates.

"This school means everything to me.   It's got a place in my heart and it always will," said Nick Kinard.

Hundreds packed the gymnasium to show support.  Many of those in attendance are graduates  of Weiner High School themselves.

"It's been great to be a part of the end--but even a beginning," said Jordan.

The Weiner School District graduated it's final class on Thursday.

Beginning July 1st, they will officially become part of the Harrisburg School District after an administrative annexation earlier this year.

"I really think they're so thankful that they got to graduate from Weiner...Weiner High School, Weiner School District," said Chuck Hanson.

Superintendent Chuck Hanson says even though they will be a part of the Harrisburg School District, the campus will remain open under certain circumstances.

"As long as we can keep our numbers up, 330 or better, then we can keep this campus a long time," said Hanson.

For graduates Mallory Jordan and Nick Kinard they will end where they began.  It's the end of a rich history for this district, but they say it's the start of a new chapter in their lives and for this community.

"It's just a great honor--words don't really explain it," said Kinard.

"I'm just so happy that I got to be a part of the end and proud that I got the be valedictorian of the last class," said Jordan.

27 students were given diplomas at Thursday night's ceremony.

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