By Lacy Hilliard
Year after year, Johnson County High School releases a group of graduating seniors into the world with high hopes and a bit of uncertainty regarding the future. The Class of 2012 walked across the stage on May 12 while friends and family proudly looked on.
The Class of 2012 may be just one class in a long line of Johnson County High School alumni, but the caliber of these students proves that they will not soon be forgotten. From future nurses to video game designers, the ambitious Class of 2012 has left their marks on our community in a variety of ways with their involvement in various extracurricular activities. Several of the graduating seniors have spread positivity throughout the community through their work in local theater, the FFA, the JCHS band and other musical endeavors, the community center, and even local activist groups. Upon asking dozens of seniors their hopes for the future, many different sentiments were expressed and though each JCHS graduate had a different outlook for the future, the common theme was a desire to leave a positive impression not only in their community but also as citizens of the world.
As the JCHS Band proudly played Pomp and Circumstance, the seniors took their seats for what could be their last experience in Ray S. Shoun Memorial Gymnasium. Valedictorians Deidre and Greta Burgess addressed their classmates with hopeful wishes for the future as well as the promise of remembrance. Perhaps quoting Dr. Suess was the perfect parallel between saying goodbye to youthful memories and welcoming the wisdom that comes along with maturity and new experiences. Valedictorian Greta Burgess said, From sharing a snack in kindergarten while reading Dr. Seuss to visiting our nations capital to dancing all night at our senior prom, we will cherish these moments forever.
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By Lacy Hilliard