Prosser High School Principal Kevin Lusk gave a few final words to his graduates garbed in red before he and other educators led them to Art Fiker Stadium for graduation.
“You have been amazing in a different billion ways,” he said, receiving a cheer in response.
The valedictorians of the Class of 2013 told their classmates’ gathered family and friends a lot of the reason their class is as remarkable as it is because of the community.
Senior Caleb Aaberg said Prosser may not be rich in money but it is rich in tradition and in support for its youth. Many families have done everything they can to ensure their student’s success.
“I remember sitting in a waiting room once with my mom and she took the free time we had to teach me how to carry over in addition,” said senior Jamie White.
Senior Alana Peters said she went to a high school with a leaking roof and wasn’t the prettiest but she would never want it otherwise if it meant having different teachers.
“I hope they can look at us today and know that they are successful, and there is light at the end of the tunnel for us, no matter how many days they went home frustrated,” Peters said, choking up.
Now its up to the graduates to make the most of what they’ve learned and gathered. Caleb said they are destined to be future farmers, business executives, warriors and citizens. But despite everyone’s different path, they all share one thing.
“We are Prosser High School graduates. We are Prosser,” he said.