Over the last few days, we have been recognizing the Richland One Class of 2015, a class that has set a new district scholarship record of more than $66.9 million. I have had the honor and pleasure of congratulating these proud graduates and shaking their hands as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Throughout the commencement exercises, the class valedictorians and salutatorians gave thoughtful, moving and humorous reflections on their high school experiences. Their principals and other speakers also shared motivating words about the future and how the graduates can make a difference in the world.
This graduating class has much to be proud of and even more to anticipate and achieve in the years ahead. We are confident that our newest Richland One alumni will do well in the next phase of their lives.
While I congratulate the graduates and wish them well, I also want to congratulate their parents and guardians. Thank you for partnering with Richland One as we all worked together in preparing your sons and daughters for this milestone and laying the foundation for the other milestones to come in their lives.
Again, congratulations to the Class of 2015!