An overflow crowd packed the Huron High School gymnasium Sunday to witness 127 graduates receive their diplomas.
The Class of 2007 had a spirited group of parents, as they cheered loudly for each crimson and gray clad graduate during the school’s 118th commencement ceremony.
The class also touted plenty of brain power as nearly half of the graduates received an academic honor or scholarship.
Plenty of talent was also on display as 19 seniors gave a rousing patriotic rendition of the National Anthem.Class valedictorians Michael Moberg, Lindsey Rubino and Michelle Tomczyk, along with salutatorian Michael Klein, addressed their classmates and the crowd. Student Body President Ashley Bechtel also gave a speech and Liane Hersh spoke about her experience at the EHOVE career center.
Moberg, who spent some time during high school serving as a congressional page in Washington, D.C. and will attend the Naval Academy for his education, quoted President Theodore Roosevelt in his speech.
He also urged his classmates to keep themselves motivated to succeed in the future.
“Now that we are done with this part of our lives, we must keep moving on and striving for better things in the future,” he said. “We’ve come this far and we have so much more to do.”
Moberg exalted the new graduates to forge ahead towards a path of success and not sit by and waste opportunities and then look for excuses when life passes by.
Superintendent Fred Fox spoke to the graduation class about what the future might hold and reflected on the group’s time while in high school.
“It is hard work that brought you here and hard work that will determine your success,” he said. “This is a good class.”
As many schools struggle to get seniors to pass the Ohio graduate test, which must be passed to graduate even if a student has met all of his or her school’s curriculum requirements, Huron high’s class of 2007 didn’t have a problem.
“All of our seniors passed the Ohio graduate test,” Fox said.
The Huron High School Band performed at the ceremony and Mary Reese Folger from the Alumni Association made a short presentation congratulating the new graduates on their special day.
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