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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 3:54 pm

The graduates who addressed their classmates during Madison High School's commencement on Sunday spoke about the friendships and achievements that the class of 2019 had made and provided encouragement for even more successes in the future.

Jennifer Waba, the first student speaker, spoke about how much was learned by her and her fellow seniors during their time at MHS. Waba said the class of 2019 had created friendships and memories that would last a lifetime.

Waba addressed her 71 classmates who attended the graduation ceremony in the high school gym with parents, family, friends and Madison educators. She plans to continue her studies by attending Mitchell Technical Institute to earn a licensed practical nursing diploma. After becoming an LPN, Waba wants to continue studying to work as a registered nurse.

Waba noted the friendships among the teenagers in her class and credited those friendships with helping her to grow into a better person. She encouraged the students who attend and will attend MHS to enjoy the social events, such as prom, and make the most of the high school experience.

Bear Shipley, student council president, spoke about how his classmates' experiences at the high school included championships, superior ratings and academic successes. Shipley, an Eagle Scout who has enrolled at Utah State University, said the class of 2019 was ready to take on the next challenges in life.

Shipley quoted President Theodore Roosevelt who encouraged others to strive toward achievement even if they fail "...because there is no effort without error and shortcoming." Roosevelt had said that those persons who attempted significant things would experience great enthusiasms and devotions and make efforts toward worthy causes.

Shipley also encouraged the graduates to not fear failure because "...failure is the beginning of success."

Lee Threadgold, a board member for the Madison Central School Educational Foundation, welcomed the 72 graduates as new alumni from MHS, saying that their continued achievements mattered to the foundation. Threadgold said that one of the foundation's goals centered on the students' continued successes. He noted that MCSEF officials had presented more than a dozen foundation-sponsored scholarships this spring that provided more than $30,000 in funding for postsecondary studies.

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