KING WILLIAM – The 2014 graduates of King William High School were reminded Saturday that life is full of opportunities, achievements, and possible failures, but that the achievements will always outweigh the failures.
Valedictorian Sarah Eacho offered three tips for success to her classmates, telling them to show up, pay attention, and contribute.
“This class has courage,” Eacho said during the June 7 commencement in the high school gymnasium. “The Class of 2014 has not, does not, and will not bow down for any obstacles in our path.”
Guest speaker Ann Garner, a retired attendance clerk for King William High School, told the class to put their best foot forward in life.
“Go forward today June 7 and begin the new chapter of your life,” Garner said. “Remember, once a Cavalier, always a Cavalier.”
In addition to the 138 diplomas handed out during the ceremony, five King William graduates were awarded associate’s degrees from Rappahannock Community College for participating in the dual-enrollment program.
The Class of 2014 presented Garner with a present of appreciation and a monetary donation was given to the high school’s library and for a future auditorium to be built at the school.
Salutatorian Hannah Cuya reminded her classmates to enjoy the life ahead of them and cherish each minute.
“Don’t wish your time away,” Cuya said. “Enjoy the time while you have it because before you know it the time will be gone.”
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