A unique Franklin tradition continues
Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Adding to the beauty of downtown Franklin are banners celebrating the high school Class of 2021. In the foreground is a banner highlighting Franklin High School graduate Nakea Freeman-Mayberry, and in the distance, Franklin grad Bryce Sanford is highlighted. (Photo submitted by Franklin High School)
Franklin High School graduate Jailyn Brown presents the blue and gold necklace she received from Billy Smith and Smith’s Jewelers. She was the lucky recipient due to her banner being displayed right outside the store. (Photo submitted by Franklin High School)
Billy Smith, of Smith's Jewelers, smiles while standing next to the senior banner for Franklin High School graduate Jailyn Brown that was placed right outside Smith’s business. (Photo submitted by Franklin High School)
This downtown Franklin lamppost is decorated with a banner congratulating Franklin High School graduate Kayla Felts. (Photo submitted by Franklin High School)
This photo showcases one of the senior banners hanging up in downtown Franklin. This one commemorates Franklin High School graduate Richard Meades. (Photo submitted by Franklin High School)
Next to Franklin City Hall on West Second Avenue is this banner celebrating Franklin High School graduate Jahmajae Bynum. (Photo submitted by Franklin High School)
Those passing through downtown Franklin have an opportunity to become acquainted with members of the Class of 2021 from area high schools, including Franklin High School (FHS), as banners bearing graduates’ names and faces line the streets on lampposts.
In a June 28 release, FHS offered thanks to Christine Hill, from Coldwell Banker, for sponsoring the senior banners, and the City of Franklin, for hanging them up in downtown Franklin.
“This has become a unique City of Franklin and FHS tradition in just two years,” FHS officials said in the release. “Thank you to everyone in the Franklin community for supporting our 2021 graduates.”