Sunday’s graduation was met with wind gusts and cheerful goodbyes, as the Lander Valley Class of 2020 received their diplomas.
While the grads sat next to one another, six feet apart that is, they held tight to their caps hoping not to lose them to the wind. The ceremony’s flowers fell victim to wind gust almost taking down the American flag as well.
The Presentation of the Colors was held by Lander Valley High School Color Guard while the Valley Singers sang the Star-Spangled Banner.
307 Alliance performed the Traditional Honor song.
Student addresses were given by Ryan Brinda, Student Body President, and Abigail Renner. Both addressing how their senior year did not go as planned but how they were able to make the best of their circumstances.
Commencement speaker, Kim Warner gave a tearful address that received a standing ovation and LVHS Principal, Brad Neuendorf continually gave his praises to the graduating class.
“Excellent class, but great people,” Neuendorf said. Cherishing each individual aspect of each student sitting before him.
The LVHS class has many students headed off to the University of Wyoming and others headed towards Ivy League schools, while others plan to pursue different paths such as entering the military and job force. Congratulations to the LVHS class of 2020.
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