The begining of May signals the whirlwind of end-of-year activities at Luther Public Schools. Today, the graduating class was recognized as each graduate signed a “letter of intent” and proclaimed their next steps after recieving their high school diplomas.
Counselor Angie Cox praised the Class of 2018, describing the 61 graduates as “sharp, even though many want to be comedians,” and praised their academic achievements and intelligence. She said 28 seniors have been eligible to take concurrent college classes and thirteen students earned a 4.0 GPA to receive valedictory honors.
On stage in front of their underclassmen, parents, grandparents, teachers, friends and fans – students signed letters to attend university, join the US Air Force, Navy and Army or enter the workforce. Some want to be welders and firefighters. Some are headed off to college across the state, down the road or across the country.
Seniors involved in the FFA convention were missed at the ceremony. They are participating in their final convention as high schoolers May 1-2. Senior Makala Parsons is on the ballot for state officer – running for Central Area Vice President, something a Luther student hasn’t accomplished in more than 50 years.
School is out Friday, May 4 for the day, and the last day for the school year is May 15. Graduation is May 10.