Graduation Speech: We Dit It!


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After being at County High for four years I can honestly say I will never forget my time here. I've met tons of people and have had some great experiences. I'm really honored to be given the chance to speak at our graduation. I've spent time with my fellow graduates and have gotten a comment on each of our staff members:


"Nancy has always been there for me through boys, family and whatever. I'm grateful for her friendship."


"Lynn just can't get mad, which was always cool with me."


"Without Vickie, County High wouldn't be County High. She is our glue."


"Mr. Leatherman taught us how to take care of plants and sheep. He kicked us out of class a lot, but we all love him anyways."


"Frank is the 'picture master' and the reason why most of us are graduating."


"Rusti has brought a new ray of sunshine to the daycare and has been an inspiration to all of us."


"Persis was always warm-hearted with unique ideas and creative inventions."


"Mary whole-heartedly tried to make things run smoothly and made sure every senior was on the ball."


"Jerry always has a joke to share with us."


"Renee had high expectations for her students and really tried to help us meet them."


"Alison is a motivator. She wanted us to be the best she knew we could be.


"Leanne: settle down and relax. You don't always have to work so hard."


Angie brought some Southern hospitality to school and is the sweetest thing."


"Krystal has taken charge of daycare and we're glad to have her with us."


"Kathy was so kind and tried her best to help us learn math because it really is important."


"Bruce was always doing his best to help us pass class and was always there to give advice. We all miss him."


Every person I met through County High had some impact on me, whether they became my best friend, enemy or secret crush.

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It quickly turned into my second home, and everyone there turned into my second family. I loved the field trips, closeness of everyone and the freedom and trust the students were given. This place has changed my life, and I will always remember every person after this night. And now we take our next steps into the world, remembering to have faith in people and always have faith in yourself.


Congratulations, Class of 2012; we did it!


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