Liberty Christian graduation: 'Imagine being able to fit half your class into a car'

Tri-City HeraldJune 7, 2014 

Each senior who spoke during Liberty Christian School’s graduation ceremony made sure to point out that their class is known for its rambunctiousness.

Salutatorian Ethan Moss said he and his classmates’ fun could be characterized as chaos.

Co-valedictorian Sarah Croskey recited a poem she wrote that said her class “seemed like nothing but jokes and play,” while her fellow co-valedictorian Daniel Witwer described what it’s like having fewer than 20 people in his graduating class.

“Imagine being able to fit half your class into a car and drive to lunch,” Witwer said. “Yes, we made that happen. Yes, I drive a Honda Civic and yes, we made Taylor (Lindquist) ride in the trunk.”

But they were also deeply loyal to each other, they said. Moss recalled how the school rallied around him and his family after his father died in 2012.

Their exuberance and joy helped Principal Karen Bjur through her own challenges when she was the sixth-grade teacher for many of the seniors.

“You hope unswervingly, nothing gets you down,” Bjur said. “You love extravagantly.”

And that may be the legacy of the Liberty Christian Class of 2014.

“We may not have been the best-behaved class, but may we be known as a class with a heart like David,” said senior and student chaplain Brennen Reed.

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