I guess Beakus is entitled to an opinion, just wish it was an intelligent one. The speech from the two girls with highest honors was funny, yet insightful. The students and most of the crowd enjoyed it, and they made a lasting impression on the graduates. Sorry it went over your head - but grumbling about a supposed 'lack of maturity' is kind of childish in itself. just saying...
labahia... I agree the ceremony and weather and some of the speeches were pleasant. I guess I was amazed at the combined speech of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. It seemed like some kind of standup comedy act with a lot of giggling, unknown references to supposedly private jokes, and just a lack of maturity from start to finish. I'm sure it is just a sign of the time, but i sincerely hope this is not the norm at future graduations. Some humor is certainly appreciated, but, this was rather childish for such a significant time in these young adults life.
Congratulations to all East graduates. I want to add that last nights ceremony was the best graduation I had ever attended. Principle Crockett and the student speakers had wonderful speeches, the weather was perfect with a cool breeze blowing, the only negative was turning off the stadium lights so quick to get people to disperse. I wish they would of waited another fifteen minutes or so longer. Again, great job by all, and good luck.
I would like to ask the VA a question, if you combine the East and West graduating class numbers - how does that compare to the total number that started in the classes? I am trying to determine if greater than 50% graduated this year.