The Gulf High School Class of 2003 received their diplomas tonight in the Bever-Hicks Activity Center.

There were 287 graduates this year.

Principal Tom Imerson praised this year’s graduates, listing some of their academic and athletic achievements. He also announced to the audience that a new building for the athletic department will be built on the campus soon and that a new granite sign will be placed on the northeast corner of the campus, at the intersection of Madison Street and School Road. The logo of the school and the date 1922 will be engraved on the sign, which will be lighted.

State Representative Heather Fiorentino and School Board member Cathi Martin were among those who congratulated the graduates as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas from Mr. Imerson. Mrs. Haynes, as usual, recited the name of each student over the public address system.

Former principal Cheryl Renneckar attended tonight’s ceremony. She was invited by Mr. Imerson.

Melody Goodenough and Ruthie Vaughn delivered the valedictory and salutatory addresses.