ANDERSON — A new chapter began for more than 270 McDonald County High School seniors who graduated on Saturday, at the high school.

ANDERSON — A new chapter began for more than 270 McDonald County High School seniors who graduated on Saturday, at the high school.
"I am super excited (on graduating), just to get it over with and start a new chapter," said Andrea Creason.
Creason will attend Webster University in St. Louis, running in cross country and track.
"I am majoring in art, I am going to be an interior designer," she said. "I just asked my art teacher and she kind of just pointed me in the right direction."
Creason said she will miss her friends, especially the ones who are juniors.
"It is going to be hard to leave them behind," she said. "I am not going to miss high school, but I will miss the people."
Holly Sumner also was excited about graduation.
"But I am a little sad, because I am going to miss everybody," said Sumner. "I am just ready to get out there, make a difference."
Sumner plans on going to college either at Crowder or Missouri State, going into nursing.
"I chose nursing because I like to help people. I have been active in NHS (National Honor Society), we just like to do service projects to help people," she said.
Asked what high school has taught her, Sumner said, "probably to be more confident in yourself, get out there and do something even if you are afraid of it."
Her advice to the underclassmen would be to try.
"Just to keep trying, get out there. I use to be afraid of everything, once I got out there, it was a lot easier," she said.