The Lander Valley High School graduation ceremony was held Sunday afternoon at Bob Carey Memorial Field House.
The LVHS concert band, Color Guard, Valley Singers, and 307 Alliance performed the opening ceremonies.
Three students addressed the crowd, Gabrielle St. Clair, Jasper Roy, and Allison Brown.
St. Clair spoke about her family and reminded the crowd that dreams do not have an expiration date. She thanked her family for their hard work and support and reminded her fellow graduates that they are not only representing their families present but also ancestors that came before them.
Roy discussed moving away from Lander and when he came back, it felt like his home. He also spoke about his father, a science teacher at LVHS, and thanked him for the patience and forgiveness he’s shown him. He also spoke about his time with FFA and the agriculture community.
Brown described her time spent in the Lander-outdoors, hiking, and fishing throughout her youth. She likened the Popo Agie River to her senior year saying, sometimes it was raging, other times it was calm.
The guest speaker was Lisa Moss, a Social Studies instructor at LVHS. Moss spoke of her gratitude toward kindhearted students, she asked graduates to remember to look up from their busy paths, and to look ahead and around with their hearts and address the smallest needs of those around them.
LVHS Principal Brad Neuendorf congratulated the class of 2019 and four staff members who are retiring this year, Mrs. Moss, Mrs. Pickenbaugh, Mr. Duffy and Mr. Atkin.