The stage at Logan High School may have been decorated for the 2014 commencement, but it was the class of 2018 getting the focus the morning of Friday, May 23, 2014. Logan Middle’s eighth grader class filled the seats that would later be used by graduating seniors as they participated in a commitment to graduate ceremony.
LHS and LMS teamed up for the new event in hopes to increase graduation rates and help students take a positive approach to high school.
LHS class presidents spoke to the incoming freshmen about life in high school and becoming involved in school activities and making new friends. McGinnis Dalton, senior class president, also encouraged students to ask for help when it is needed and the importance of having parents, teachers, and friends who are supportive during the next four years.
LHS Principal Kelly Stanley emphasized to students and their parents, “Today is the day that you have to begin to focus on graduation. Parent involvement is as vitally important in high school as it is in elementary school. Hold your children accountable for their actions, and encourage high academic achievement.”
She stressed the importance of attendance and finding an activity or club that would make school more enjoyable. Stanley also told students, “Freshman year is a wonderful opportunity to become the student you wish to be.”
After taking a pledge to graduate, students were individually recognized as they walked across the stage and received an invitation to the LHS Freshman Academy. The class of 2018 completed the ceremony by signing graduation gowns that will be displayed throughout their four years at LHS to serve as a reminder for the commitment.