High school graduates, there is one thing we hope you have learned during your 12 years of school: Take nothing for granted and know that life is never about what you did yesterday, but your worth is measured only by what you do today and tomorrow.
Senior classes topped 500 students at Gardner Edgerton and Spring Hill high schools this year.
More than 500 local students graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School and Spring Hill High School will conduct their graduation ceremonies soon, and between the two schools in excess of 500 local students will graduate.
We congratulate the graduates of both school districts who completed the required courses despite the sometimes-unimaginable obstacles and controversies placed upon them. We salute the teachers and the administration staffs for their perseverance in keeping the students on track.
We look at the Class of 2018 and see all the good things these young people have accomplished these past 12 years. We applaud them for their work in school, their drive to participate in extra curricular activities, and their willingness to give back to their communities.
The high school graduates of today are no different than those who graduated five, 10, even 30 years ago. Yes, society and the world have changed. We are confident, the graduates of 2018 will go out into the world, whether attending colleges, trade schools, joining the military or going directly into the work force, and they will succeed and do what it takes to make this country and this world a better place for everyone to live.
Once you’ve walked across the stage to receive your diploma, the world is before you, waiting for you to make your mark on it.
You’ll find that the time to accomplish your goals is considerably short. That’s why it is so important to learn from the past, but not to rest on your laurels. If you do, the world will pass you.
Don’t do that.
Take advantage of every opportunity to better yourselves and the world. Class of 2019, we wish you good fortune, opportunity and success.