As 13 years of schooling came to a close Saturday, 193 graduates of Wapakoneta High School reflected on memories past and looked toward the future.

“This is a time to celebrate and enjoy the moment, but I also hope you start to anticipate and prepare for the next adventure,” WHS Principal Scott Minnig said.

For the class of 2014, the next adventure will include continuing their education in college, entering into full-time employment or joining the military. Regardless of the path they choose, Minnig urged students to continue to work hard.

“I encourage you to keep working toward your goals, whatever your future endeavors may be,” he said. “It will be challenging and it will also be life changing.”

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education President Pat Gibson echoed Minnig’s sentiment, encouraging each student to be a resource to everyone in their lives, no matter where life takes them after high school.

“If you’re entering the working world, be a resource to your employer,” he said. “If you’re furthering your education, be a resource to your college and university. If you’re entering the military, thank you for your service and thank you for being a resource to our country.”

For the full story, see the Monday, June 2 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.