EDITORIAL: Great things await our graduates

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Much of today’s edition of The Herald focuses on the graduation ceremonies of three of our area high schools — Lee County High School, Grace Christian School and Lee Christian School. In Saturday’s edition, we will focus on the Southern Lee High School graduation.

This past week, we’ve also profiled some of our seniors. Their stories have been worth telling — testaments to the power of hard work and a positive attitude.

• Six sets of twins are graduating from Lee County High School — Kevin and Kyle Cheek, Nyeisha and Tyeisha Donaldson, Allegra and Max Hogan, Daniel and David Jordan, Meredith and Rebecca Love and Alex and Taylor Ridall.

• At Grace Christian School, Matthew Strickland is set to continue his education by studying computer science at N.C. State University.

• At Lee Christian School, Katie Thomas will be moving forward to study graphic design at Liberty University.

• And at Southern Lee High School, Angie Estevez has learned that anything is possible, and she’ll be studying within the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

These are but a few of the area’s graduating high school seniors who shall take the next steps in their life’s adventures.

The Herald’s annual Graduation Education will be showcased in the June 15 edition.

Graduation from high school is an exciting time for students and parents alike, as these seniors will be moving on to pursue higher education, join the military or enter the working world. Surely, some students are still trying to figure out what’s next.

These seniors will find their way in this world, as our newest generation will be preparing to conquer even greater challenges than those before them. Many will remember their high school years with great fondness as they prepare to reach out to new friends and embrace new journeys.

The Class of 2013 will carry with them their special memories, unique to their place and time, into the lives they will build from this point forward.

They are ready for the future — and we wish them well as they move toward new experiences.