With graduation behind them, high school seniors have much to look forward to; we wish them well, hope they’ll take time to thank those who helped them along the way
Graduations are always momentous, marking a student’s completion of years of hard work and his or her transition into a new phase of life.
As I watched hundreds of seniors march across the stage at Monday’s graduation exercises, I couldn’t help but imagine the achievements this year’s senior class will make as they leave their high school careers behind and set out on an entirely new course.
The possibilities are, quite frankly, endless.
I hope for all the graduates that the closing chapter of their high school careers does not mark the end of their education. In whatever your futures hold, be it heading off to college, joining the work force or serving our country in the military, I hope each of you makes an effort to be a life-long learner.
Knowledge is a powerful tool, and one that can offer limitless possibilities. I hope that you’ll never be satisfied and always strive to learn more.
I hope, too, that you’ll take time in the next few days and weeks to say ‘thank you’ to the many people who helped you along the way. I was moved by the support of parents, teachers, friends and family at each commencement exercise, and imagine that to be only a small portion of the network of support that each of you received over the years.
You would be surprised at how much a few words of appreciation would mean to them.
Lastly, I want to wish you well in whatever course you choose. We at Harrisburg Horizons very much enjoy the time we’ve spent at both Central Cabarrus and Robinson covering sporting events, academic and service clubs and getting to know many of you. We are proud to have been able to bring your stories to the community and to have had the opportunity to get to know many of you.
We hope that you’ll make the most of whatever summer break you have, and as the next chapter of your lives begin, you’ll find great success and happiness.
Jonathan E Coleman