Editorial: Congrats to our Havelock High grads

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 04:54 PM.

Poole was in the hospital for weeks and faced a lengthy recovery and rehabilitation process. Yet there he was Saturday, walking across the stage to receive his diploma.

One person sadly absent from graduation was Amanda Lawrence Lane. The math teacher collapsed in the Havelock High library and later died on March 22. She was just 33 years old and was considered passionate about math and teaching.

School is about learning lessons, and this year’s graduates certainly will be taking some life lessons with them as they leave Havelock High School.

But on Saturday, the graduates weren’t thinking of lessons. Student after student wore bright smiles. After all, when they entered Havelock High School as freshmen, graduation was a goal four long years away. Saturday’s commencement marked the completion of that goal, an accomplishment made all the more sweeter considering the challenges that school and life as a teenager can provide.

Ashley Bickel, senior class president, put it all in perspective during her speech to the graduates.

"Although our time here has come to an end," she said, "our legacy will echo through these hallways."


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