Matt Gardner

Graduation season has finally arrived for the Pierce County Class of 2021.

What a year is has been! COVID-19 continued to affect the lives of all Pierce County citizens, including the graduating class of 2021. But, in true PC style, the seniors from Pierce County High School have done an amazing job of working hard and overcoming the many obstacles in their way and will graduate this Friday, May 21. The staff at The Times wants to extend our congratulations as the class of 2021 prepares for a new journey in life. All of their hard work and dedication has finally paid off in a big way.

I hope you and your family enjoy this special time in your life. As a community, we know that Pierce County will be well represented by members of the Class of 2021. I strongly encourage each of you to put your trust in God and continue to set goals for your future.

Thank you to the community for supporting The Times’ annual graduation edition; it’s truly one of our favorite issues to produce and would not be possible without your support.

God bless and best of luck to each member of this year’s graduating class.


•Matt Gardner is the Publisher of The Blackshear Times. Email him at