What ever you do, do it well

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Delia grads walked the stage on June 30 and re­ceived their diplo­mas, although it was not the stage orig­i­nally planned.

A s chedul­ing c on­flict me ant t hat t he D elia Com­mu­nity Cen ter w as not a vail­able, and a s such the grads moved the event to Mun­son, to the new fa­cil­ity there.

The eig ht g rads didn ’t le t t hat slow t hem down one bit, ar­riv­ing in style in bright red ve­hi­cles.

An­drew Ech­lin, She a F uller­ton, S aige Hall, Brai­ley Hickle, Cole H oover, Xan­der Ki­pling , Matthew K uvaja and Cr ee Mo os­toos all en­joyed their time to shine in f ront of fam­ily and friends while sp eak­ers g ave t hem adv ice and shared mo­ments from their past and well wish- es for their fu­tures.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Cam McKeage noted that it was an out­stand­ing and di­verse group of grads that stood be­fore the com­mu­nity. “Al­ways r emem­ber t o he lp ot hers along t he way,” he noted.He rec­om­mended learn­ing from their mis­takes and us­ing p atience, p er­sis­tence and de­ter­mi­na­tion to help them through life.

Delia Trus­tee Ed Br inkman noted that talk­ing t o t he c om­mu­nity w as of ten diffic ult f or him.

He noted that Robert Ful­ghum had it cor­rect when he w rote the book Ev­ery­thing I Ne ed to Know I Learned in Kinder­garten. 1. Share ev­ery­thing. 2. Play fair. 3. Don’t hit people. 4. Put t hings back where you f ound them. 5. CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS,” Brinkman quoted.

MLA Rick Strankman was on hand t o pres- ent t he g rads t heir diploma s, but als o t ook a mo­ment to sp eak to them, not­ing t hat “one thing I’ve learned is some­times fun turns out to be trou­ble!”

Guest speaker Blair Rau­gust, who taught the grads in shop, dis cussed what made e ach grad spe­cial to him .“We will all enc ounter times of trou­ble,” Rau­gust noted.

The com­mu­nity and the grads, fam­i­lies would help g rads “get t hrough it .” “We all s et go als and we all ha ve a pic ture of wha t your f uture will look like. You need people to sup­port that. People to look up to and keep you on track.”

As the g rad­u­ates us ed a W alt Disne y quote for t heir t heme R au­gust e lected t o fini sh his com­ments on a Dis­ney quote aswell.

“You c an de sign and cr eate, and build t he most won­der­ful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a re­al­ity.”

In her salut e to the par­ents Hall not ed that they were ” sorry for all t he grey hairs c aused.” “We’re so grate­ful to have you by our side.”

In his salut e t o t he t each­ers H oover not ed that “each one of you have had an im­pact on us grads.”

Vale­dic­to­rian Ki­pling not ed t hat t here w as nowhere e lse he’d ra ther g row up t han D elia. “You’ve spent the last 18 years of our lives pre­par­ing us for the next stage of life,” he noted to the par­ents.

To his f el­low g rad­u­ates he not ed t hat t hey had alw ays pushe d him t o b e his b est s elf. “I have no doubt e ach of you w ill be suc­cess­ful – Never set­tle for medi­ocre,” he said. “What­ever you do, do it well.”

An­drew Ech­lin, Shea Fuller­ton, Saige Hall, Brai­ley Hickle, Cole Hoover, Xan­der Ki­pling, Matthew Ku­vaja and Cree Moos­t­oos all en­joyed their time to shine in front of fam­ily and friends.

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