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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 4:30 pm

Hey my fellow graduates! It is about time that we are going to graduate from high school! But first and for possibly the last time as high school student we will now do the D-Ridge cheer (D-What? D-Ridge!) The time has come where the journey is about to begin, kind of crazy to think that the journey is about to begin. Some people might say that the journey already began when we first started school all the way back in kindergarten. But the thing is graduates this is where we become adults. I personally think that this is going to be hard. Most of you know me that I am not ready to be an adult. Except I am ready for the adventure and so are you. As our chapter continues and we begin college, jobs, the Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force whatever it might be that you are going to do, do it to the best of your ability. This brings me to a saying that I have pondered on for a long time. The saying is by Gordon B. Hinckley, "Do your best, your very, very best," which leads to who we are now and what we can become.

My fellow graduates I have a question for you. Throughout high school were you doing the very best that you could? Getting the grades that allowed you to go to the school that you really wanted to go to? Or maybe enjoyed that last football, basketball, baseball, and other sport activities that you were able to go to? This is where we have a second chance a journey that will let us relive what we may have missed. I would just want to thank all my teachers but more specifically two teachers. Do not wow all of my teachers had an impact on me in my life. These two people have been an inspiration to me and allowed me to strive to be the person I am today is Mr. Hendron and Mrs. McPherson. Not only did they allow me to come into the classroom and ask as many questions as possible but helped me to understand that I am capable of doing the problem by myself They taught me to be my very, very best and maybe you too, have a teacher that pushed you to be your very, very best. One thing that I remember Mr. Hendron saying is, "Trust yourself and what you have learned." One thing that Mrs. McPherson taught me is, "Do not be afraid to be yourself." But mainly thank you for letting me eat in your class! When you are doing whatever it may be with your life trust yourself and what you have learned. Now I want to say thank you to all fiends, and my family for also pushing me to be my very, very best.

Thank you everyone and do your very best and trust yourself with what you have learned, let the journey begin! Now at this time my fellow graduates it is the time that you all have been waiting for. Graduating Class of 2014 at this time will you now hold the tassel in your right hand and turn it to the left side. This signifies that we are now graduated. Congratulations Class of 2014! Ball is Life!

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