East Rowan says goodbye to Kelly Sparger

  • Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2013 2:50 p.m.

SALISBURY — East Rowan High School Mustangs and their families bid a fond farewell Saturday to principal Kelly Sparger as he conducted his final commencement ceremony, handkerchief in hand.

Sparger, who will retire Aug. 1, became emotional as the first graduates entered Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College and had a hard time keeping his emotions in check throughout the rest of the ceremony. Every student who took the podium mentioned Sparger and the impact he’s had on the school and students’ lives during his decade as principal.


“Mr. Sparger taught us to be nice to everyone and never forget who you are,” student body President Amy Shank said.

East Rowan graduated 225 students.

Read more in Sunday’s Post.

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