I was once told that school never really winds down for the summer; it only speeds up with more activities, exams, and ceremonies. Next Friday night, the community will gather to celebrate the Class of 2014.
I want to take a moment and congratulate you for completing this important milestone in your educational career. Throughout your K-12 learning experience, you have attended classes, written reports, created and presented information, and been quizzed and tested. Next Friday, your parents/guardians and support circle will celebrate as you walk across the stage to receive your high school diploma. For some, you will be the first to graduate in your family, and for others, it has been a long-standing expectation; however, on Friday night, you’re all the same: Monett R-1 graduates. Feelings of adoration, success, and accomplishments will captivate everyone in the weeks to follow honoring your hard work and dedication.