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Lyndon High School graduates 40 scholars

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere,” is the motto of Lyndon High School’s class of 2013.

LHS valedictorian Gabe Clark and salutatorian Scott Farwell spoke about the new paths began by 40 graduating seniors the afternoon of May 12 as they accepted their diplomas from board of education members.

Photo by Bill Patterson.

Photo by Bill Patterson.

Clark told those gathered for the graduation that the class had reached their goals by helping each other as a family.

“There is no other group of kids I would have by my side,” Clark said.

He said their achievements came because the class adopted the attitude of “carpe diem” or “seize the day”.

“We will all become the best of whatever we choose to be,” he said. “We are always seizing the day and looking for that next goal to achieve.”

He said the class gave of themselves “to help make Lyndon High School the best place it could possibly be.”

Farwell said a bond formed among classmates, which he described as “unbreakable”, as “they unknowingly pushed each other to do their best in all that they were involved in.”

He said the classmates learned from each other, which shaped their “ideas about their young lives. Lives full of greatness.”

Farwell said although the graduates would be leaving the school, they would take cherished memories with them.

“Even though we will all be going our separate ways, we will always have Lyndon High School to call home,” he said.

Photo by Bill Patterson

Photo by Bill Patterson

Students presented by LHS Principal Brad Marcotte for graduation were: Donovan Barone, Ciara Bemis, Connie Bennett, Matthew Bennett, Austin Bodine, Conner Bolz, Abby Bronson, Gabriel Clark, Robert Crawford, Payton Crummey, Morgan Crump, Grant Dalrymple, Steven Davis, Scott Farwell, Skylar Farwell, Alex Fehr, Bobbi Jo Fine, Alexander Gregoire, Dakota Jiskra, Jacob Johnson, James Lansford, Jacob Leuszler, Khwanta Nicholson, Kaitlynn Norris, Slaytor Parks, Duey Payne, Kristen Payne, Stephen Pine, Austen Poertner, Joseph Ramsey, Jake Reno, Shelby Sellers, Dylan Sloop, Justin Smith, Jessica Spencer, Dillon Swinehart, Alex Taussig, Jimmie Taylor, Andrew Whiteside, and Kolby Wischropp.

Escorting the class were Brenna Herdman, Garret Fitch, Mataia Gales, and Josh Owens. Class sponsors were Lori Catron and Teresa Fitch. Class colors were green and black.

USD 421 superintendent is Brian Spencer. Board of education members are Robert Knoernschild, Lisa Baker, David Brecheisen, Glenda Bronson, Lynda Farwell, Melissa Herdman, and Lori Sturdy.

Photo by Bill Patterson

Photo by Bill Patterson

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