Norwalk graduates reflect, look forward

I m getting kinda nervous, but I m excited to finally graduate, she said.

The daughter of Ryan and Missi Thomas will major in biology on the pre-med track at The Ohio State University. Bailey Thomas wants to attend medical school and become an orthopedic. It s natural for the graduates to reflect on their time and high school. And that s what several members of the NHS class of 2016 did before and during graduation. Thomas fondest memories as a Trucker were the spring softball team trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and the 2014 state championship by the boys basketball team. She was a four-year varsity softball player and a varsity cheerleader her freshman and sophomore years.

It was like nothing I had experienced before, Thomas said about the atmosphere at the Schottenstein Center at OSU in 2014. Everybody was out of their seats.

The 201 graduates received their diplomas Sunday in Norwalk. Some of the new alumni may be like Caleb Lacy, who said he will be considering the possibility of college while looking for a job. The son of Ryan and Amy Schutt encouraged his fellow Truckers to have good luck and work as hard as you can. Student council president JoBeth Wyatt and class president/valedictorian Alyssa Tuttle shared some of what it means to be a senior, including doing as much as they could fit into their final year, stressing every minute while you try to piece together your future and enjoying every minute you have because they re limited.

Tuttle, in her valedictorian speech, admitted she s likely the last person to give this advice, but she told her classmates to go have fun.

Believe me when I say that you don t want your only memories to include books, a library or a classroom. Don t get caught up in what looks best on paper. Do things that you ll look back on and smile, said the the daughter of Rodney and Janice, who will major in nursing and minoring in music therapy at OSU.

Starting today, your only job is to show up wide-eyed and willing and ready for absolutely anything. Because the truth is we don’t know what we want to do and we re not supposed to yet. Just find what you love and stick with it, Tuttle said. Salutatorian Emily Hagan will major in chemistry and minor in German at Miami University. She told her classmates that graduation is the equivalent of saying goodbye to everything that was comfortable.

We re moving on. However, just because we are leaving (NHS) does not mean that we must be sad. Today we celebrate an amazing achievement, said the daughter of Col. James and Dr. Diane Hagan. As she and her fellow NHS alumni move onto new chapters in their lives, Emily Hagan said they get to truly discover who we are meant to be as they make choices with so many opportunities before us.

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