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Page 20 V~tm ('-~-~MMIINITV Tile " June 13, 2012 Photos by Sean C. Morgan Graduating senior Zach Pearce, right, voic- es some support for a classmate as Scottie Stockman watches. Keynote speaker Melissa Klumph makes a point. At right, graduates sing the Sweet Home High School alma mater. From page 7 family. "Call your teachers when you've gotten the job of your dreams," she said. "Call when you can't do it alone." She also urged the seniors to "go outside your comfort zone. "It's uncomfortable to do new things Principal Pat Stineff, who is retiring af- before the gymnasium had a chance to heat that you don't feel good at. Do something ter this school year, presented a veteran's di- up, Scottie Stockman and Lorenzo Virgen you don't think you can do. " ploma to Duane Davis, who did not graduate made the closing remarks. Her third piece of advice was to "simply with his high school class because he served "Live, laugh and love may be generic try" andto be resilient, in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1982. meanings to most, but when we are old and "Try a new approach. Try looking atThen, as Stineffand School Board Presi- wrinkled, we won't be looking back at all something from a different perspective, dent Jason Redick handed out diplomas to of the trophies we won, the medals or the "And when you start a new job and screw the younger graduates, many of them placed awards," Virgen said. everything up, get out of bed and try again, medals sporting Angry Bird likenesses, a fa- "We will be looking back on the memo- "The people I want you to be are the vorite of the principal, around her neck. ties we shared with our friends, families and ones who get up and try again." The ceremony lasted just an hour and, various loved ones." Graduate Devyn Makin, above, places an Angry Bird medal around the neck of retiring Principal Pat Stineff. At right, Stineff shows off her loot at the end of the evening. P Photo by Scott Swanson Don Knight, left, youth pastor at Community Chapel, addresses graduates at the Baccalaureate Service held Wednesday, June 6, at the chapel. To see more photos of graduation, visit the Photo Galleries at sweethomenews.com and click on the Graduation folder. Lorenzo Virgen, left, gets congratulations and a diploma from School Board Chairman Jason Redick.