Area High School GraduationsBy Christiansburg News Messenger - May 24, 2017115 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter EMHS Graduation1 of 3 The graduating seniors applaud a speech by Valedictorian Carl Derfler. Salutatorian Brendon Pettus gives a speech to his fellow seniors and attendees. Photos by Sam Wall The Chorus Swing Choir sings “You Raise Me Up” at the begininning of Friday evening’s graduation at Eastern Montgomery High School. CHS Graduation1 of 3 CHS Valedictorian Abby Duff told the Class of 2017 to remember “this commencement is a beginning of meaningful goals to work for and not a hashtag on social media.” Savannah Widrig was the recipient of the American Legion School Award. CHS Senior Class President Trey Tester welcomes everyone to Sunday afternoon’s CHS commencement ceremony. AHS Graduation1 of 4 Students participate in the traditional throwing of the caps after Principal Carl Pauli presents the Class of 2017. Leah Earnest (class president) listens intently during the ceremony. Valedictorian Caleb Hallinan gave a speech at Saturday’s commencement. Photos By Ashley Akers Laurel Miller shaking hands after receiving Salutatorian from Principle Carl Pauli. BHS Graduation1 of 4 Blacksburg class of 2017 co-presidents Adea Abazi (left) and Elizabeth Grace Mitchell speak during graduation ceremonies. Blacksburg High School's Tiger Sun gives his valedictorian speech to classmates and their parents at graduation. Eddie Duncan, Hunter Duncan, and Ethan Edwards get ready for graduation at Blacksburg on Friday evening. The first of more than 270 BHS seniors begin their walk to the gymnasium for graduation ceremonies on Friday evening.