By Melissa McCaghren
A total of 10 students walked the gymnasium at Southland High School one more time to accept their diplomas Friday evening (May 21) during commencements.
Valedictorian Joby Fogerson spoke in the honor graduate remarks, reflecting on four years attending Southland, including one year cut short by COVID.
“I have many, many memories of my years at Southland ISD. We have our ups and downs, but I know we’re ready for a new chapter in our lives,” he said.
“What an achievement it is to be leaving high school and moving on to our next journey. Everyone knows that you cannot get anywhere without hard work and dedication. Helen Hayes said ‘The expert in anything was once a beginner’.”
Fogerson said the future was bright for them, and they’d need to “look to the Lord” for guidance, as he’d be the reason for success. “Most of us have been at Southland for a really long time gaining knowledge. We have fought and fussed but most importantly we have become good friends, not really by choice,” he said. “But more importantly we have come together as a family and we can cherish the moments that we have made together and remember them for a lifetime and pass on the stories for generations to come.
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