Grads on track to live their dreams

Lancaster High School’s gymnasium was packed last Saturday morning for the Class of 2018 commencement. The Air Force JROTC presented the colors to open the ceremony. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

After navigating years of classwork, homework and SOLs, playing sports and musical instruments, exploring advanced sciences and math or learning trades, members of the Lancaster High School Class of 2018 convened for one last time as seniors in the school’s gymnasium June 16. An hour-and-a-half after gathering, they left as graduates.

Some 92 students received diplomas at the commencement exercises. Leading the class were valedictorian Lucy Gilbert and salutatorian William Parker. Directing the ceremony was senior class president Jayson Gill.

According to Gill, who delivered a history of the class, 70% of the LHS graduating class applied to a college or university. Sixty graduates will attend either a two- or four-year school. Six are planning to go into the military and the remainder will join the workforce.

Whatever you do, Parker urged, do it with pride and integrity.

“I define integrity as doing the right thing even if it’s not the easy thing,” he said…