By Matthew Grube
After many years of schooling, the senior class is only days away from graduating. The culmination of years of hard work has paid off. A chapter of seniors’ lives will be ending as a new story begins. Students will grow into adulthood and adapt into the real world. Graduation is coming and here’s what’s going on, according to Principal Tom Zobel.
Graduation practice is on May 24, at 8:00 a.m. It should take around three hours and it’s where they give the tickets, eight per graduate. After practice, the officers planned a trip to Urban Air in Franklin. There is no cost for the trip.
June 1 at 10:00 a.m. is graduation where seniors need to be in the cafeteria by 9:15 a.m. Graduation should last one and half hours. Tickets are required, but graduation will also be streamed live in the auditorium and on a link at the schools website. Graduation means a lot to some students and gets students to think about the bigger picture. Several teachers at Whiteland use the opportunity to give advice.
Kyle Loudermilk, business and marketing teacher, encourages students to network and volunteer in college because having those connections can do a lot of good for students future. This can help with future careers.
Mizraim Lorenzo-Aguilar, a Spanish teacher at WCHS, advises students to be open to change.
“Stay open to new opportunities, new adventures, and new people. You all have different paths so do not compare yours to anybody else’s.” Lorenzo-Aguilar said.
Seniors are now choosing what they want to do with their future. Keanu Johnson is a senior eager to start living his life.
“I am very excited to graduate because I can start a new chapter of my life and see where my path takes me,” Johnson said.
But for Hannah Ruso, who lost her father last July, graduation means something more.
When she noticed her father in her sister’s graduation pictures, she felt that loss and decided to graduate for him.
“I guess I just realized, he won’t be in mine.” She adds, “but I know I am graduating for him.”