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Pawnee Graduation

Pawnee graduates begin new chapter


Zachary Laux

Trent Timm, Sage Smock and Justin Gebauer flip their tassels.

The Pawnee High School gym ceiling saw eight caps Saturday afternoon after graduates of the small school began the next chapter of their lives.

The salutatorian and valedictorian illustrated in their speech that, although ready to continue on with their education and lives, they will always remember, and maybe even miss, Pawnee School.

"I always figured the grass was greener on the other side. But now that the gates are opened and we are being pushed out into the real world, I look back at school and see the opportunities I missed. I wish it wasn't over," Salutatorian Emily Ellis said in her speech.

Valedictorian Austin Burson brought the graduating class on a journey in his speech, talking about the 2014 graduating class's entry into kindergarten, all the way to present day.

"I have a feeling some of us are going to miss this school. The same cycle keeps repeating itself. We are kings in this school for one more day, and then it is back down to the bottom of the food chain," Burson said.

Superintendent Bret Robinson and School Board member Kenneth Everitt presented the eight graduates with their diplomas, before Robinson officially announced them as the class of 2014. After, the graduates gathered in a huddle before tossing their caps in the air.


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