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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Red and blue gowns adorned Whitko High School seniors as they paraded into WHSâ€™s gymnasium for its commencement ceremony last night.
The Class of 2013 graduated 122 students and Superintendent Steve Clason described the group as the â€śbest achieving class in Whitkoâ€™s history.â€ť
Valedictorian Holly Frantz recounted the comical occurrences during the four years spent at Whitko. Practical jokes, pranks and good memories were relived.
However, it was Salutatorian Stephanie Wheeler that delivered a speech encouraging the class to keep priorities focused on the things that really matter.
Whitkoâ€™s Principal David Parker took a moment to remind students to thank those teachers and staff who played a part in the seniorsâ€™ success.
â€śWe have worked to help you get here today,â€ť Parker said. â€śWe arenâ€™t perfect, but we have people who care and work hard to see you succeed.â€ť
His advice to the graduates was not to settle, but â€śswing for the fences.â€ť
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