(Lander, WY) – Pathfinder High School had their graduation ceremony Friday, May 21st. The class song this year was “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas, and according to school guidance counselor Elisa Harrison, there was ample reason to think it was going to be a good night; it was largest audience/ceremony in school history.
Principal Ceatriss Wall opened up the evening after the graduates marched to their seats. “You are each unique, but you are all connected,” she told students. “Go forward, and change the world.”
Principal Wall also acknowledged and thanked the Pathfinder staff for all their hard work.
Superintendent Dr. Dave Barker then addressed the grads, quoting John Lennon, “Nobody told me there’d be days like these, strange days indeed. You made it through these strange days, with courage and perseverance.”
Student speaker Alyssa Woody then took the stage. Her speech was chosen by her fellow classmates through class vote. She told personal stories of overcoming the odds to graduate, and applauded her peers. “You made everyday a little easier, and a little better,” Woody said.
The guest speaker for the evening, school Language Arts teacher Ben Catton, was also voted on by the class to speak. “I think my speech could use some work on the proficiency scale,” Catton joked to the laughing students, before later advising, “Pay attention to your motivations, and try to understand them. Surround yourself with people who push you toward your goals.”
After the speakers were done, the graduates commenced to the stage to accept their diplomas.
When all was said and done, it was time to celebrate in style, with silly string and smoke grenades. Tonight was indeed a good night graduates, congratulations.
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