SEYMOUR >> Seymour High School’s class of 2017 was advised to “reach for the stars” and “dream big” during Wednesday’s 130th annual commencement.
Proud parents, friends and family members, armed with cameras, balloons and bouquets of flowers cheered them on from the bleachers at DeBarber Field.
Principal Jim Freund hailed the class’ many accomplishments from the classroom to the softball field, taking pride in the schools’ state championships in softball and cheerleading, and its top award in drama, among other accolades. Freund boasted how this is the first class ever with students being accepted to each of the country’s top Ivy League colleges and universities.
“You graduates all have the true blue and gold heart of a wildcat, and you have worked so hard over the last four years at Seymour High School. … Now go and set your paws in other locations across the country,” Freund said. “Don’t shy away from challenges, go farther than you have before and don’t be afraid to reach new heights. All of your futures are bright, follow your dreams and push yourself to get it all. And show the world what the heart of a wildcat looks like.”
Class salutatorian Serhiy Sokhan, who will head to Harvard this fall, encouraged his fellow graduates to hold dear the many memories made at the school, and to never forget where they came from.
“Once a wildcat, always a wildcat,” he said.
Class valedictorian GoharKhan, who will attend M.I.T., thanked his parents for their love and support, and advised his classmates, as…
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