A former coach with the Sands Consolidated ISD will return this week to address the graduating seniors in the Class of 2018 at Ackerly.
    Coach Joe Thomasson, who now is the head coach for boys basketball with the Ralls ISD, will be the guest speaker at Sands High School’s graduation ceremonies this coming Friday.
    As the top two graduates, Cassandra (Cassie) Brooks and Noah Wigington will lead the class of 16 seniors in those ceremonies, which will get underway at 8 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium.
    Brooks, daughter of Chad and Rebecca Brooks, is the class valedictorian. Wigington, son of Michael and Jessica Wigington, is the salutatorian. Both Brooks and Wigington will address their classmates at different times during the ceremonies.
    A senior video will be shown, a presentation of roses will be made, a parting charge to the junior class members and a farewell to the senior class members will be given.
    Classes will dismiss for the end of the school year at 12 noon Friday.
    Cassie Brooks was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year and during her senior year she was an officer. She was involved in UIL her junior and senior year and a Regional qualifier her junior year.


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