5 Months After Tornado, Murphy Seniors Graduate

5 Months After Tornado, Murphy Seniors Graduate

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Monday night marked the end of a very difficult year for graduating class of Murphy High School. About 530 students received their diplomas.

That's nearly five months after a tornado wrecked the school on Christmas Day forcing students to spend the final months of their senior year in portable class rooms at Clark Shaw Middle School.

Students and administrators say given the difficulty of this year, it made graduation all the more special.

"We will definitely be remembered as the class where the tornado hit on Christmas day and the class that went to Clark Shaw for the second semester but we will also be remembered as the class that pulled through it and the class that stuck together," said Sterling Pryor.

"I didn't know how special they were going to be. They are real troopers and I appreciate their attitudes and being real panthers and sticking it out with us," said Murphy Principal Dr. William Smith.

School officials say they plan to have class back on the Murphy High School campus next school year.

Faculty and staff will pack up their belongings at Clark Shaw at the end of the month and start moving back to Murphy.

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