Edison High graduates 135 students

Families crowd gym to watch ceremony
Tom Jackson
Jun 11, 2014

Students recalled the lessons they learned at school and spoke about their dreams Sunday afternoon as 135 students graduated from Edison High School.

Graduate Gabrielle Boyce told the crowd that dreaming is important to her.

"I want to change the world as a zoologist, but I also really want to learn how to make apple pie," she said. "Achieving either of those dreams in the future would be wonderful."

She advised her fellow graduates to protect their dreams, whether large or small, and not to be afraid to change them.

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Zachary Frederick, giving another senior address, urged his fellow graduates to be good citizens and to be engaged in their communities.

"We should dutifully serve our neighbors and work for the betterment of society and our nation," he said.

Graduate Maggie Manges described what it was like to come to Edison as a new student four years ago. She said everyone made her feel welcome.

"I was ushered through the lunch line and sat amongst a group of freshman girls, as if I'd been there my entire life," she said. "I realized that not only did everyone seem to forget that I was a new student, but I did, too."

Class speaker Karyn Schmidt stressed the importance of teamwork.

"During my sophomore year of softball, we made it to state, and that has to be my all-time favorite memory of high school," she said. "Each one of us worked so hard, and it finally paid off. But we could never have made it that far without learning how to play together as a team."

Edison High School Class of 2014

Number of graduates: 135.

Going to college: 74 percent.

Going into the workforce: 20 percent.

Going into the military: 6 percent.

Amount of scholarships accepted: $1,500,000.