Jun. 12—CHAPLIN — While you’re a pirate, even a pandemic will not daunt you.
After all, you may’t simply be any pirate. You need to be a Parish Hill Pirate.
And the Parish Hill Center/ Excessive Faculty 2021 graduating class of pirates demonstrated that not solely had they risen above the restrictions of the final 16 months, however had discovered they gained power to fulfill future hardships.
Parish Hill’s mascot is a pirate and the college goals to have each scholar embody the traits of its acrostic based mostly on the phrases ” Drawback solvers, Unbiased, Respectful and accountable, Educational achievers, Technologically proficient and Efficient communicators.”
Quite than the pandemic and several other months of distant studying stifling the event of these traits, the primary audio system at Friday’s graduation ceremonies all mirrored on how the challenges had helped them totally attain their inside pirates.
” We did not enable it eat us,” mentioned valedictorian Nicholas Meister of the pandemic in his handle to his classmates.
” We took it in stride. These occasions have been hurdles that wove resilience and adaptableness into the material of our society. We obtained by a 12 months not like every other.
” We’re prepared for any problem we could face. Preserve striving in your targets. It is solely diligence and resolve that will get us the place we need to be.”
Salutatorian Brent Freed quoted musician Mark Knopfler in calling his fellow graduates his ” brothers in arms” with their comparable experiences in going through a pandemic from their rural faculty.
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