One more time for good old RHS
Davis said his first swimming coach told him that he would never succeed in competitive swimming.
And Davis took immediate action.
“Instead of changing sports, I changed coaches,” he recalled.
And Davis won five Olympic medals, three of them gold. In 1996, he was the only male athlete from any sport to win three gold medals at the Atlanta games.
That was one of many highlights on a rare cloudy, breezy night that delivered uncharac ter ist ic a lly comfor table graduation weather for RHS seniors and a crowd of well over 1,000.
GRADUATES—School board president Lee Jenkins handed out diplomas, assisted by RHS Principal Joey Geletka, who presented the class for graduation and also recognized honor students with averages of 90 and above
Valedictorian Patrick David and salutatorian Victoria Drake gave speeches. (See page 4B.)
Keyanna Russell, senior class treasurer, presented the opening and Matt Reline, class secretary, gave the reading.
Jill Young, RHS Student Body president, welcomed all in attendance and David was introduced by Carlynn Hill, senior class president.
The precessional and recessional were performed by the RHS Big Blue Band, under the direction of Adrian Acevedo.
Haley Leopold presented the closing.
Ushers were Ethan Brinkley, Grand Galbreath, Nick Pelzel and Noe Zelaya. Programs were handed out by Breann Breithaupt, Emily Brinkley, Morgan Fischer, Emily Gerlock and Caroline Wilde.