Graduation — a time to celebrate and turn the page to a new chapter in life. Attending college, working at a new job or serving a church mission will give graduates the chance to widen their perspective. With those changes comes a chance to learn from those who have been there before. From our very own state senator to a member of the Kemmerer Class of 2018, we’ve rounded up some words of wisdom for graduates entering a new world. So, here’s the advice for the Class of 2018. Good luck out there, Seniors!
“Always be you — you’re unique and you’re great. Never compromise your integrity. Others will respect your honesty. Fly high and reach for your dreams. No dream is too big. Finally, be kind to your family, to others, and to yourself. Life is too short to be unkind. As Bobby McFerrin sings, ‘Don’t worry, be happy.’” — Fred Baldwin, Wyoming State Senator
“College is different from high school depending on what college one goes to; be prepared for change and embrace it. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there, talk to everyone, and make new friends. Don’t be afraid to experience new things. Discover who you are. Get to know your instructors — it makes learning easier; the more personable one makes their education, the better the experience. And study! Find something that you really enjoy and run with it. Don’t forget to take time for yourself, and get plenty of sleep!” — Ali Miller, Kemmerer High School Class of 2014
“Look forward to your future but never forget the past. Keep those lessons you learned in a small town and use them to make the world a better place. Never forget the values you learned here. Take those values to the world and make yourself and it better. Move forward but never forget what you learned in a small town.” — Zem Hopkins, KHS golf coach and former KHS teacher
“Your life is really just beginning, and the best days are to come. So don’t get stuck in the negative, and live your life the way you want to.” — Juanita Escareno, KHS 2018 Senior Class President