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Congratulations GHS Class of 2024

Dear Class of 2024, 

You just completed 13 arduous years of schooling, clubs and sports, music and drama, enjoying old friends and making new ones. And after you walk across that stage for graduation, you’re going to feel two things: 

  1. A huge sense of accomplishment and relief for having completed this amazing path that was laid out for you since you were 5 years old. 
  2. At some point soon you’ll have the moment when you’ll realize that YOU are now the one scripting your next pathway. This will be exhilarating and a little scary all at the same time.  

No matter what you choose to do next, no matter which direction you go, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Don’t Panic, you got this! Everything you need to be successful you already learned in kindergarten. 

In Kindergarten We Were Told To Always Be Kind.

Let people have front cuts or back cuts, share your food, greet people with a smile and a fresh start. Treat everyone as though they may be dealing with some sort of crisis or handling trauma – chances are pretty good that they are – you may be the only person who cares about them today.

Put Your Name On It! 

Remember how important it was that you wrote your name at the top of every paper in kindergarten!? It’s important because YOU and YOUR WORK are important. Be proud of who you are. Your opinions matter. Speak up. Take pride in what you do and do your best! 

You Learned How To Read, Write, And Do Math

Never stop learning. Always strive to be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. Challenge yourself intellectually. Push yourself physically. Try new things. Be ok being uncomfortable, as great things rarely happen within our comfort zone. 

Kindergarten Was One Yearlong Lesson of Cleaning Up Your Messes

Life will be messy. Sometimes it’ll be your fault, and many times, it’ll be due to the knuckleheads around you. Be quick to apologize and slow to anger. Make your bed and do the dishes. Establish routines to take care of yourself emotionally and physically. 

You Spent Much of Kindergarten Asking Lots of Questions

Never stop asking questions. Never accept the status quo. Be inquisitive. Think outside the box yet become amazing at working and being creative inside the box. 

We are so excited to see all the great accomplishments and experiences the future holds for you. Be kind, be you, and be a little better every day! 

-Dr. Darling