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Our education has “given us the chance for opening new doors toward our future” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 31 May 2012 12:55


The Wauneta-Palisade class of 2012 concluded one of their major milestones in life on Saturday when they walked across the stage and received their high school diplomas.

The eleven-member class, which was decked out in black and white with purple accents Saturday, includes William Bartlett; Kassandra Carl; Sheyla Christner, vice president; Bo Fanning; Renae Gardner, president; Brett Klima; Jonee Maris; Kaleb Straub; Melinda Stretch, secretary/treasurer; William Werner and Reese West.

During the ceremony Renae Gardner, class president, welcomed those in attendance.

Sheyla Christner was named the class salutatorian and Brett Klima was named valedictorian.

During his address, Klima said, “The education we received has given us the chance for opening new doors toward our future.”

Klima went on to say that although the ceremony opened doors into the graduates’ futures, it is also an opportunity to reflect on memories of their time at Wauneta-Palisade schools.

“For each of us sitting here today, our memories are as diverse as we are. The common connection with these memories is that they happened while we were students at Wauneta-Palisade,” said Klima.

His message was well aligned to the class motto chosen by the class: “Here’s to the crazy ones. The ones who see things differently. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

In Klima’s words, “As we exit these doors, we are stepping into the future, but our past will never be forgotten.”

The communities of Wauneta and Palisade hope that these graduates will remember their time here. This class, full of individuals, is the future of Wauneta and Palisade.

As the class of 2012 makes its way out into the world to change it for the better, they are encouraged to someday soon make their way back home to Wauneta and Palisade.