Summit High School says good-bye to class of 2010 |

Summit High School says good-bye to class of 2010

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

FARMER’S KORNER – One hundred eighty-five Summit High School Tigers turned their tassels Saturday, marking the successful completion of four years of hard work and dedication. The mood was light-hearted and hopeful in the school’s gymnasium, where the class of 2010 sat on bleachers in their white and green caps and gowns, listening to words of advice and congratulations from a stream of speakers.

“The bright future that shines on us today will continue to sparkle,” salutatorian Samantha Lunsky told her classmates during her address.

Principal Drew Adkins encouraged the graduates to live their dreams with confidence and to remember, “you were raised in the shadow of the most majestic peaks in the world.”

The graduation ceremony took a humorous turn when valedictorian Ali Khavari went to the podium to give “the greatest graduation speech ever written.”

Khavari turned the spotlight away from himself and trained it on his peers, recognizing many of them for their accomplishments and most admirable qualities. He concluded the speech with a rousing and warmly received (if terribly off-key) rendition of Rick Astley’s 1987 hit single, “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

Summit High School staff members describe the class of 2010 as unconventional, full of individuality, fun, idealistic, friendly and curious.

“This class has a lot of character and personality,” counselor Amy Clark said.

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