Class speakers talked of new challenges awaiting the 2017 graduates of Boone Central High School during commencement exercises Sunday, May 21.
The graduates were encouraged to face those challenges effectively, just as they have found ways to meet challenges during their educational careers.
Diplomas were presented to 45 graduates on Sunday, May 21, in the current spectator gym. At the same time, work is continuing on a new school gym just a short distance away.
“Our class has always gone above and beyond in school work and activities,” said class speaker Riley Boyd. “We will do that in the future.”
She said fellow graduates should “give it their all” in meeting future challenges.
Class speaker Tessa Hedlund urged graduates to make their own decisions, use their abilities and challenge themselves to new achievements. She cited memorable moments in sports, where achievements have been made that were once thought to be impossible.
Read more in the May 24 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-editions.