By GENE HARTHAN, Superintendent
Graduates, on behalf of all of us in the Swanville Public School System, congratulations. We are all very proud of you and all that you have accomplished.
We have enjoyed watching you as you have gone through our school system. Some of you probably thought this day would never come. You have grown and matured a lot since that first day of kindergarten, and you have had many successes. We wish you many more.
Graduation marks the end of one portion of your life and the beginning of another. What you choose to do with the rest of your life is the challenge that lies ahead of you. Some of you may go on to school, some of you may get a job and go directly into the work field and some of you may join the military.
As you begin this new portion of your life, continue to set goals and set them high. Challenge yourself. Always do your best and work hard. Dream big and then go after those dreams. Take time for yourself and your family.
I am confident, as I am sure that all of those who are here tonight are, that whatever you choose to do with the rest of your life, that you can and will be successful. We want to wish you all the best.
Again, congratulations graduates and may God bless.
Superintendent Harthan gave one of the commencement speeches at the Swanville graduation ceremonies.