It was a mostly celebratory evening for Green Mountain High School's Ram Nation as it said goodbye its 233-student 2018 graduating class. But there's always a little sadness when students leave for …
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It was a mostly celebratory evening for Green Mountain High School's Ram Nation as it said goodbye its 233-student 2018 graduating class. But there's always a little sadness when students leave for the next stage of their lives.
"You can never step into the same river twice, but when you stay stagnant, that's when its time to worry," said principal Colleen Owens. "I'm proud of each and every one of you, and know we're sending you forward into a future full of happiness and success."
For the students themselves, the ceremony was a chance to celebrate the little moments, as senior speaker Sydney Weathers advised, and realize the importance of being part of the Green Mountain community, as faculty speaker Mark Goodman advised.
"I'm excited about what's to come, but I'm also terrified," admitted valedictorian Sophia Slemons. "Let's reflect fondly on our memories and imagine our futures."
While the future is unknown, the teachers, family members and friends who helped the school's 44th graduating class along the way are sure they're ready for the next step.
"Engage in your community and take responsibility," Owens said. "From this night forward, it's up to you."
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