Salutatorian Ian Gifford, in his address Sunday to the student body, reminisced about time spent in the classroom over the past four years.
“The teachers and staff taught in unique ways and each provided opportunities to learn more in their class. Some of our education even came outside of the classroom in other ways, such as the annual Community Service Day, athletics, or club activities.
“While many of these activities outside of school have little to do with academics, we instead learn about other important life skills. Through these activities we learn how to work together and push each other to achieve common goals.
“At times, the only thing that made the last four years bearable was the people. Being able to hang out with friends in class always made a day of hard classes better. Even the teachers made days better and were always ready to have a bit of fun in class. The teachers were always willing to help with anything, and even some of the other students were willing too. The combination certainly helped over the difficult times in the last four years.”
Gifford achieved a 4.53 GPA.
He will attend the University of Toledo in the fall to study mechanical engineering.