GRANBY — The strong bond that members of the Granby Junior Senior High School Class of 2019 have forged over the years was emphasized at the commencement ceremony Saturday morning.
“We have learned to count on each other for smiles and laughs when the going gets tough,” class President Dylan Gordon told claPreview (opens in a new window)ssmates assembled for graduation in the high school gymnasium, calling the 47 graduates a “loud, enthusiastic, energetic and sometimes rebellious bunch.”
“A class this small creates a strong bond — most of us have known each other for the majority of our lives and many of us will keep this bond for the rest of our time in this world,” said Gordon, who spent the previous summer in Army basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
“During the long days, under the hot sun, I found myself missing this place,” Gordon recalled. “The memory of loving smiles from teachers to classmates echoed through my mind. The thought of these smiles made the summer days a little cooler and the drill sergeants a little less mean.”
At the end of the final chapter of their high school careers, Gordon reminded his classmates to never forget the ties that bind the Granby graduates.
“We are going our own way now, with the whole world in front of us and high school to our backs,” Gordon said. “Just remember wherever we are in life, we will always have each other.”