The Stoughton graduating class of 2022 fought through the wind and rain to create a memorable event on June 25.
There was not an empty chair in the place as each graduate was escorted into the black and gold decorated gymnasium by their parents. While walking in, the master of ceremonies for the evening Dan Graf spoke about each graduating student’s accomplishments, their favorite memory from school and their plans for the future.
Once the graduates had all arrived, Jacquie Walbaum opened with the singing of O Canada, while an honour song was performed in Nakota by the Ocean Man drum group.
Easton Berner and Greyson Goudy thanked the parents for all the challenging work in raising them. For taking them to endless events and for lunches made daily over the past 12 years. They continued to say, thank you for all the encouraging words as they step into the future.
Amanda Goudy and Sheila Berner were the two parents selected to respond to the students. These two moms went on to say, that there is no manual for raising kids and that they hoped they had done a respectable job, and that the young adults should not forget to call their mom’s once in a while.
While speeches continued and jokes were made, in the end it was said, that these young adults were fabulous. They were never afraid to tackle anything that was thrown at them. They supported each other over the years and always worked hard.
Diplomas were presented and awards handed out. Valedictorian Greyson Goudy addressed the crowd with his lovely speech.
The delicious meal made by the Happy Nun Café, followed the closing remarks.
Good luck to all the graduates of 2022. “Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.”