Graduation brings changes for seniors

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By The Staff

As each Perry County senior receives their diploma this week and next, changes are going to happen. No longer are you high-school students confined to an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. schedule, a structured life of clubs, sports, school work and other obligations tied to school.

Now is the time to really use what you've learned in those walls to make your decisions count even more than what they have. Experience new things. Go out, do things you never would have thought about doing.

Our country - our world - is going through many changes now more than ever, and now's the time for you to use your newfound freedom to see where your changes will lead you. You can either go with the flow to see where it leads you or you can take charge and make your dreams a reality.

Change can be good or bad, depending on what you make of it. Do things always go the way they're anticipated? Not always but that's the thing about change. You never know when, where or how it's going to happen.

Andy Warhol said, "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." True. Even though times change, it is always spurred by what people have done. There's a lot of potential in the Class of 2008. Students have broken records, created eye-catching art and achieved academic honors. Use your experiences as a base for what's to come.

Like every year, some students will be drawn to higher learning, others right to the workforce and even more to the military. No matter where you choose to go, you'll be supported by family, friends and the community.

All of you have come a long way to this moment. Take it all in and remember it, the good and the bad. Enjoy it! You all deserve it. Congratulations Class of 2008 on your achievements and on what you'll make of the future.

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