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Graduates to embark on new journeys

Today is a big day for all of us. Parents, teachers and familymembers are witnessing the West Lincoln class of 2010 accomplishsomething that we have worked for, for many years. We are gettingour high school diplomas.

Although so much time has been dedicated to achieving this goal,we can all agree that the time flew by. We have all worked veryhard to get to this point in our lives and we are very blessed tolive to see this day.

Through the years, we have made many memories. We have sharedlaughs, exchanged smiles and at times we have even cried together.This school year was by far the most emotional year of all.

We had many last times, but we made every moment count. We madean unforgettable arrival on our first day of school, and it touchedmany of us to know that would be our last first day here. Istrongly believe each of us made our mark at West Lincoln in ourown way.

Our time here has come to an end, and I would like to thank Godand also our parents, Mr. Case and all of the teachers and coachesfor everything you have instilled in us. Your love and support havehelped us through many days, and you have taught us many thingsthat will help us in the future.

Although there was not a day that went by where we did notcomplain, we greatly appreciate you, and please know we have everyintention of making you proud when we leave here today. Our time inhigh school has helped us create many special memories that we willforever be able to look back on.

I have always referred to my teammates, friends, and someparents as my second family, and it will be hard to leave all thatbehind but I will never forget the times we spent together and thethings you all have taught me.

West Lincoln has transformed us all from kids to young adultsand it is time for us to go our separate ways to pursue our dreams.This is not the end but rather a beginning to a new life. Joshua1:9 says ” Be strong and courageous; do not be terrified; do not bediscouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever yougo.” I wish you all the best in life and hope you can all look backon your time at West Lincoln and smile. Good luck and see youlater!

Tatianna Marshall is the daughter of Debby Marshall and TimothyGibson.