Sixty-eight seniors say goodbye to CHS
Published: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
The rain held off long enough on Saturday, May 18, for the Custer High School commencement ceremony during which 68 seniors graduated.
Speaking at the ceremony was student body president Victoria Dahlstrom, senior class vice president Karrah Dawson and senior Logan Huntington. Class president Kayla Halbmaier was master of ceremonies while senior class representative Cheyenne McMillian presented a slide show of past memories.
Dawson’s speech, titled “Lucky 13,” was about how fortunate the entire class was to have great teachers throughout their time at Custer High School, even though the information they learn may not be relevant in the future. In Huntington’s speech, he spoke about moving forward and quoted the “great” Denzel Washington.
“When you fall, fall forward,” he said. “You will fall. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying. So you’ve got to get out there and give it your all.”
After searching for a perfect quote for her speech, Dahlstrom spoke in a language her classmates would understand: Disney.
“Our high school career can be described by the movie ‘The Lion King,’” she said. “The beginning of our freshman year, we looked to the seniors as Scar (a character from the movie) and the rest of the high school as hyenas. We thought we were fresh cub meat, ready to be feasted on.”
It wasn’t long before they were taught the ways of high school and learned from their mistakes. They grew, discovered and changed over the years.
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