(PHOTOS BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF)
By: Jacob Kessler
“Oh, Del Hi live on forever, forever and for aye. Your memory sweet shall oft repeat the joys of by gone days. Come on join in the chorus and swell the glad refrain. We’ll shout and cry Oh Delta High, forever praise thy name.”
This is the Alma Mater for the Delta High School whose seniors just graduated. On Thursday, May 26th, 98 seniors walked through the school and into the gym for the last time as students.
When they left the gym, they were graduates. But before leaving, the students and their family members were able to experience a wonderful ceremony to mark their achievements.
Speeches were given from members of the school’s administration and students. Top of the Class student Ally Sprow spoke about Rory Gilmore from the show Gilmore Girls.
Ally quoted part of Rory’s Valedictorian speech and spoke about experiences had during the past four years. In closing Ally Sprow stated, “The person we are today doesn’t have to be the person we are tomorrow because tomorrow brings infinite possibilities and opportunity. With you tonight, ready to change the world and I can’t wait to see you all again on top of it.”
Top of the Class student Jessica Galliers also spoke. She took everyone back through the past four years, giving experiences and happy thoughts of what happened along the way.
During her speech, Jessica said the following, “So now were High School graduates and soon were going to be signing each other’s year books and saying good byes.”
“There will be hugs and tears and we will do our best to stay in touch. But we will be living our lives and fulfilling our dreams.”
After all the speeches had concluded it was time to hand out diplomas. Each student came up onto the stage one by one to receive what they had worked so hard and so long to achieve.
Each one then participated in the ceremonial turning of the tassel before throwing their caps into the air in celebration.
The Delta Class of 2022 has now graduated and each of them is set to experience more of the world through their own eyes, whether that be in the workforce or in college.
Knowledge is power, and that power for most young people as they grow up is gained in school. But it is only just the beginning, for our knowledge builds as we grow older.
The Class of 2022’s motto states this very well. “We know a little about a lot of things. Just enough to make us dangerous,” – unknown.
To the Delta Class of 2022, congratulations and good luck in the future for whatever it is that you aspire to achieve.
Jacob can be reached at email@example.com