“Today is our graduation day,” said Eaton High School’s 2014 valedictorian Amy Daily.
“Let’s talk about us. Let’s talk about how we had seniors this year led the track team to state, let’s talk about how the seniors in the musical did so well they had a standing ovation, or what about how the seniors in band led us to state for two consecutive years. How about how the seniors led the softball team this year and we have done better than we ever have.”
“This is what it’s about. It’s about celebrating high school, but being glad it’s over. We all know high school is awkward, scary, stressful, and felt sempiternal, but of course some of us will be sad, but we definitely have the technology to stay in touch,” said Daily before she snapped a “selfie” with her class in the background.
Salutatorian Kasey Titkemeyer also addressed those in attendance.
“Each one of us has had our own unique journeys through the different activities we’ve done, the different classes we’ve taken, the different groups of friends we’ve had. Despite all of that, we’re still here together on this very special day. I would encourage you to take some time of reflection and think about everyone who’s helped you get to where you are now,” said Titkemeyer.
“Take some time to thank them; whether it be parents or guardians, relatives, friends, a youth pastor, or whomever, please tell them how much this means to you. Today is the start of a new beginning, we are all about to take our first steps out into the world … no matter what you’re doing, be sure to keep you head, attitude, and confidence up, and world will be your oyster.”
“We made it. We finally did make it; June eighth we are here. Congratulations, seniors,” said Eaton High School Principal Scott Couch.
“I’d also like to recognize parents, relatives, friends of the graduates … you’re the ones who pushed the kids to do their homework, study for those finals, and drive them to practice. So thank you parents, without you this would not be possible.”
A total of 134 students graduated from Eaton High School on Sunday, June 8, at Millett Hall in Oxford.