Speakers congratulated Boone Central High School’s seventh graduating class, the class of 2008, on their many achievements during commencement last Sunday afternoon.
The 66 graduates were also reminded to take advantage of opportunities that will be available to them in the future.
Class speaker Megan Faust urged her classmates to enjoy the ride. She pointed out that graduates will now have the opportunity to make important choices in their lives.
“Sometimes it’s not as important where you go as how you get there,” she said. “Never forget who you are and where you’re from, and make the most of life.”
Speaker Kelly Flanagan recognized the parents, guardians, teachers and administrators for helping the class in reaching its goal.
Although the four years of high school have been important in building future opportunities, “the best years are still ahead,” she said.
Flanagan pointed out that each student leaves high school with his or her own attributes and life skills. She encouraged her classmates to enjoy the memories and the fruits of their hard work.
Graduate William Kusek was master of ceremonies for commencement. The high school band and chorus performed, and seniors were also featured in a slide show.
Superintendent Larry Lambert noted the accomplishments of the class members and announced that Meredith Bremer had been named Outstanding Student of the Class of 2008. He told the class that “10 percent of life is what happens to you, and 90 percent is how you deal with it.”
The seniors were presented by Principal Darrell Barnes to receive their diplomas from School Board President Larry Temme.
Before receiving their diplomas, each of the graduates presented roses to their parents.