Grads urged ‘lift burdens of others’
That’s the message brought by Dr. Kirk C. Edney, assistant professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Leadership and Communication brought to 82 graduating RHS seniors Friday at Tiger Field.
Speeches by valedictorian Ca rol ine Wi lde and salutatorian Breann Breithaupt (see page 3C) also highlighted commencement exercises for the class of 2013.
Dr. Edney’s speech included a tribute to the late Albert Timmerman Jr., longtime RHS vocational agriculture instructor. Dr. Edney praised Timmerman’s service not only to his students but to his community and church.
“Can you remember another time in your life when disasters, both natural and man-made, have been so frequent?” he asked.
“You can make your life count by serving others,” he said.
PROGRAM—The processional and recessional were played by the RHS Big Blue Band, under the direction of Adrian Acevedo.
Breithaupt, senior class treasurer, gave the opening, William Dean, class secretary, presented the welcome and student body president Grant Galbreath had the welcome.
Dr. Edney was introduced by Emily Brinkley, senior class vice-president.
RHS Principal Joey Geletka recognized students with averages of 90 and above and presented the class of 2013, which was accepted by Supt. Dr. Howell Wright. Lee Jenkins, school board president, presented diplomas.
Presenting programs to more than 1,200 attending were Amanda Boyd, Shelby Evans, Ansley Jenkins, Jacey Jerman, Emily Norris and Haley Wright.