Northview High School says good-bye to last graduating class of seniors

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It's the end of an era for not only several hundred high school seniors, but also Northview High School as a whole.

The school's last graduating class took that walk across the stage Tuesday night.

"To be part of history, it's strange to be called that,” said Northview graduate Adriana Wright. “You never think that your graduating is ending an era for not just yourself, but an entire school.

Adriana Wright, Samara Williams and Noor Qureshi spent one last night with their fellow classmates before moving on to bigger and better things.

They were three of a few hundred students that will be the last group to call themselves Northview High School graduates.

"I just wish that I could be able to go back and tell my kids, 'Hey, this is my school,’ but it's going to be Dothan High so it's not going to be the same,” said Williams.

Samara will have to get used to seeing a Dothan "D" and a wolf on the sign out front.

Northview will become Dothan High, and will house 10th, 11th and 12th graders as the only high school in the district.

"We're going out with a bang,” said Qureshi. “We're taking Northview with us, like we claimed it. It's going to be a little sad, like when we look back Northview's not going to exist anymore, but it's going to be a part of our own memories."

The school district will spend the summer re-branding Northview and re-designing the media center and classrooms to handle the increase in students.

But first, they got to spend one last night with the students they've watched grow for more than a decade.

Northview isn't the only school putting a cap on its history.

Dothan high school's final graduation will be Wednesday night at the Dothan Civic Center.

The school will become Dothan Preparatory Academy for 7th, 8th and 9th graders next school year.

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