The class of 2014 moved their tassels Sunday afternoon to seal their commencement, a day most have been looking forward to for many years.
Valedictorian Abbey Gulde spoke to her class, reminding them of where they have been and where they are headed.
“We might find ourselves drawn to other places, but maybe some of us will want to stay here. Take care of the place; make it even better than it already is. Take pride in it,” Gulde stated. “No matter where your life takes you, stick to some of your ideals, but don’t be afraid of questioning and altering other ideas once in a while.”
Salutatorian Sarah Harpring spoke along with Class President Kayla Shelton.
Dr. John Williams then spoke as superintendent one last time before his retirement, reading a poem to the class.
“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get through the final good-bye.”
I wish you enough.”
His last words to the class were, “No matter where your life takes you, never forget it’s always a great day to be alive.”
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