Santa Fe Trail High School graduates get silly following their
commencement Sunday afternoon. The school graduated 80 seniors
in the county’s first graduation this year. See story on
Jeremy Gaston | Editor
Members of Santa Fe Trail High School Class of 2011 entered the
gymnasium Sunday to the familiar tune of “Pomp and Circumstance,”
and walked out as graduates.
Graduating seniors, SFT school board members, and a packed house
of attendees were welcomed by senior student council co-president
Jacqueline Woodruff. The SFT Choraliers followed with a performance
of “For Good.”
Student Council Co-President Anna Schmidt then introduced Salutatorian
Crook spoke on goals and accomplishments at Santa Fe Trail schools.
“Use everything you’ve learned here and the qualities
you’ve found in yourself and do something with them,”
Crook said. “Don’t let the last 13 years go to waste.”
She ended her message with a quote from author Max Lucado, “Live
your life in such a way that the world will be glad you did.”
Crook then introduced Valedictorian Zack Brady, whom she described
as being one step ahead of her since his arrival at SFT.
“Congratulations senior class,” Brady addressed, “we
Brady thanked those who helped push the class along the way –
families and relatives, teachers and faculty – and made
sure to include those who shared the honor of the day.
“Let’s thank our mothers, who have put up with us
and loved us, on this most special of Mother’s Days,”
The speeches were followed with presentation of the Overbrook
Rotary Club Outstanding Boy and Girl. Gerry Coffman bestowed the
awards to Zachary Brady and Faith Crook, each returning to the
stage to accept them.
USD 434 Board of Education President Randy Boudeman recognized
the class, as presented by SFTHS Assistant Principal Patrick Graham.
SFTHS Principal David Swaim announced each of the graduates as
they took the stage to receive their diplomas from current and
past board of education members.
Swaim then announced his acceptance of the class, as they recessed
to the “Raiders March” from Indiana Jones, played
by the high school band.
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