BOONVILLE — A cool Saturday morning greeted the graduates of Starmount Excessive Faculty in Boonville. The Class of 2021 included 140 graduates. Ninety-seven graduates plan to proceed their training at both a two or four-year faculty, two plan to attend a commerce faculty and 33 graduates will enter the workforce. Two Starmount seniors will be a part of the armed providers.
Recollections and reflections from the scholars’ time collectively since center faculty had been the theme of the day.
“Everybody stated time flies however we didn’t consider them, but right here we’re, commencement day, a day we weren’t so positive we’d get to have,” stated senior Amanda Brandon, reflecting on the challenges of the previous yr amid a worldwide pandemic.
“Our unhealthy luck began once they eliminated candy tea in sixth grade, and sure, in case you’re questioning, we’re nonetheless upset about that,” Brandon stated, to laughter from her fellow graduates. “Our struggles haven’t prevented us from reaching our objectives and we should not let the unhealthy out-weight the great. Over the previous 4 years we’ve additionally made lots of recollections that may final us a lifetime.”
Senior Lincoln Funderburk inspired his classmates to “discover the great” and problem their mind-set by flipping the attitude throughout arduous occasions.
“This life is method to quick for any of us to sit down round and harp on the negatives,” Funderburk stated.
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