Smile!  You’re a graduate! Ross VanDerWal, Makenna Winkelmann and Kate Vogel.

Class leaders reminisce, look to the future

Salutatorian Anna Plotz reflected on school days past, recalling times of achievements in academics, arts and athletics, state championships, friendship and fun times.  She expressed thanks to the teachers and school staff that inspired graduates throughout the 13 years of school, and community members who are supportive of students and school. “I am proud to be a member of the graduating class of 2018. I am honored to have been part of a school that sticks together through the wins and the losses, the good times and the bad. There is no other place that I would rather wave a school flag,” she said.

“This is not the end of our story; rather, it is the start of a new chapter,” said the salutatorian.   “Fifty years from now, most of us won’t recall what was said today or what we wore, but we will remember how we felt: the joy of receiving our diploma, the sadness of saying goodbye to beloved staff and friends, the shock of realizing that we actually graduated, but most of all, we will remember the overwhelming feeling of support from all of you as we walk out of those doors for the last time as a student of Springfield High School.” 


The future is a complicated topic because it’s extremely unpredictable and not guaranteed.  The future is uncertain, so the best way to be prepared for the future is to apply what’s been learned, Valedictorian Hailey Hovland advised her classmates during Springfield High School 2018 Commencement Friday evening.


See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press. 

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