JCHS graduates largest class

Ceremony moved indoors, then hit by power outage

Kymber Walker waves to a spectator as she and other 2011 graduates enter the gym Sunday evening at Jefferson City High School. This was the 137th commencement with 622 students, the largest graduating class in the school’s history. Bad weather forced the event inside Fleming Field House.

Kymber Walker waves to a spectator as she and other 2011 graduates enter the gym Sunday evening at Jefferson City High School. This was the 137th commencement with 622 students, the largest graduating class in the school’s history. Bad weather forced the event inside Fleming Field House. Photo by Kelley McCall.

Jay alumnus Ken Theroff told Jefferson City High School’s largest-ever class of 622 graduates to always remember the five Fs: fame, fortune, faith, family and friends.

Theroff, a 1984 graduate who is now executive vice president and chief lending officer at Jefferson Bank, was the commencement speaker at Sunday’s graduation.

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As for fame, he said former JCHS graduates include Missouri first lady Georganne Nixon, a fighter pilot, an advisor to the president, a snowboarding legend and a counter-terrorism expert.

But he advised the graduates to be careful how they ....

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