Thom Schnellinger: A day of respect, honor

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To the editor:

Graduation. Here we are, May, at the door to the senior graduation.

As I told the students, the year would go fast. Many confirm this.

Our seniors have been a delightful class. They are polite, respectful and full of warmth. I am very proud of this group, their hard work and discipline.

Some have already received honors and scholarships for their efforts. Others are waiting to hear from colleges, vocational programs or scholarship committees.

It is an unnerving time waiting to hear that someone wants them.

Some will immediately enter the world of work. Others have committed to the Armed Services and will be leaving for basic training, parts unknown, to defend our freedoms and way of life. They have our gratitude, thoughts and prayers with them.

Graduation day will be a time to respectfully honor our graduates in a way that is befitting their unique, hard earned, courageous accomplishments and commitments.

As a school community, teachers, parents and friends, I ask you to exercise the tenets of Bulldog pride.

Have self-respect, respect for others around you and finally, lets show our out-of-town guests that we can be respectful to the graduates, families and the community.

I look forward to this graduation. I am so proud of the individuals in this class.

Join us at 10 a.m. May 28 in the high school gym to honor them.

Thom Schnellinger

Principal, Moffat County High School

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