The class of 2017 graduated LHS on a beautiful morning at the Littleton District Stadium on Friday.
Accompanied by second graders from Field Elementary School, the class of 2017 received their diplomas along with meaningful addresses from LHS Principal Dr Amy Oaks, Superintendent of Schools Brian Ewert and the Acceptance of the Class of 2017 by Ms. Carrie Warren-Gully, Vice President of the Board of Education.
Student body president Andrew Bredar addressed students, staff, and families for the last time in a witty – and at times political – speech meant to generate laughs. With comparison of his presidency to that of our president Donald Trump to his class’ challenges and resilience, Bredar not only reminisced of his time as a LHS student; he used his position as a way to also speak for the experience and hardships for the rest of his class and enforcing his thoughts of a kind of unconventional wisdom for their road ahead.
Students were addressed with speeches from Senior Speaker Isabel Guzman and Senior Class President Grant Bowman. Speeches were also given by both valedictorians, Andrew Chan and Lauren Weiss who gave memorable speeches. While Chan spoke with a twist of humor laced with puns (that generated some laughs) and his thoughts of inspiration, Weiss spoke of her experiences as a freshman, how she overcame her challenges, and how she became the change she wanted to see in the world with a personal story of her embarrassments, shortcomings, but ultimately her resilience.
The class of 2017 officially graduated Littleton High School as students threw their hats as Grant Bowman closed the ceremony and the loud speakers played the recessional class song, “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Ashley.