EWHS grads offer each other advice

EWHS grads offer each other advice

By Jennifer Coe - Staff Writer

The Class of 2010 said their final goodbyes to their alma mater this Junr 18 in an outdoor ceremony which began with Supt. Timothy Howe talking about his hero – Batman. He used Batman’s tough beginnings and character to show some basic life skills, like ‘dress for success.’

One after another, the president of the class, Elizabeth Lachat, salutatorian Kelsey Mocadlo and valedictorian Samantha Collins made their speeches. Lachat was given the opportunity to give many thanks to parents and to their teachers on behalf of the Class of 2010 for helping them reach this goal in their lives. Mocadlo congratulated her good friend, the valedictorian, and said a thanks to the parents with, "The most constant thing in our lives has been your consistent love."

"Teachers inspired us to be better people," said Mocadlo. "They didn’t settle for mediocrity."

After this, a beautiful tribute was made to the graduating class in the form of a performance in sign language. It was done by Jillian Bower, Lyndsey Cohen, Melissa Granmann and Kianna Vargas to a modernized version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow." The the senior choir performed a song called "Together We Are One," which featured many senior soloists.

Collins came up to the podium and shared some of the memories this class had made with their school. "The ‘thriller dance’ at the senior banquet," she said as many laughed. "This is the last time we will all be together as a class," she said and started crying a little. "You are the only one who can stop yourself from fulfilling your potential," she told her class.

Many of Collins’ classmates are pursuing college work to become engineers, social workers, lawyers and to work in politics and law enforcement. Six students from the Class of 2010 are entering the military. They include: Sarah Camp, Nick Chartier, Thomas Gabelmann, Tyler Lockwood, Leverett Quinn and Brett Ryan. The Class of 2010 also graduated 11 members of the National Honor Society.

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