The graduating class of 2013 was honored at their commencement ceremony last week Thursday, May 23. The seniors paraded into the gymnasium to receive their diplomas, making them official high school graduates.
The keynote speaker was Jared Klimowski, a recent graduate from the University of Northern Iowa who majored with a degree in Finance and an emphasis in investments. Years ago, he was also a member of the student body at Woodward Academy and spoke to the graduating class about making choices when they leave WA and surrounding themselves with positive influences.
After Klimowski, three members of the graduating class addressed the crowd. Luis Sandavol-Avalos, Princeton Little, and Irving Vivar talked about what it means to be graduating high school. For some of them, they are the first in their families to earn a diploma. Luis feels as though he has “broken the cycle” and looks forward to moving onto college later this fall. Congratulations to the Class of 2013.