What ever you do, do it well
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.