Perryville High School's commencement was not only a bittersweet time for the 180 members of the Class of 2015, many of whom are leaving friends they have had for four years, but also for the teachers who have worked with them during those same four years.
Jake Moore, a cross country and track and field coach as well as a Spanish teacher, warmly embraced graduate Tyler McCall after the school's 105th commencement Thursday evening on the Perryville High football field.
"This is the toughest part of my job," Moore said of graduations.
He had Tyler as a Spanish student for three years, and he also coached him in track and cross-country. Tyler was a member of two...