By LIZZ TALBOT
Congratulations class of 2018! Pleasant Hill High School graduated 154 seniors last Thursday, May 10 at Connection Point Church in Raytown, Mo. Commencement began at 7 p.m. with the processional by the high school band and then an opening by Dr. Paul Canaan, principal.
Dr. Canaan led the pledge of allegiance and then welcomed everyone to the commencement ceremony for the 128th graduating class of PHHS.
He welcomed Madison Roach, senior class president to share her ‘reflecting’ speech.
Madison shared a video she created explaining all the special places in the school and teachers that have made an impact on them.
Executive student council president Callie Miller followed with her ‘projecting’ speech. She explained how eager students are to graduate and get out of school. “That’s the funny thing about high school. One day, we are wishing it all away, thinking we could take on anything the world throws at us, and the next day, we were hoping time would pause, letting us live in these moments forever.”
She spoke about when one chapter ends the next begins. “So while this day marks the ending of one chapter of our lives, it also marks new beginnings. Pleasant Hill High School’s graduating class of 2018 consists of people planning to enter the workforce immediately, expand their studies at universities throughout eight different states at 42 different colleges and trade schools, and defend and serve our great nation in four separate branches of the United States Military. These brand new beginnings are what our hard work and studies have led up to, and will allow us to succeed in our future endeavors.”
See the rest of the PHHS 2018 graduation story in this week’s Pleasant Hill Times.