On a night when graduates often think of their futures, salutatorian Sarah-Grace Craig reflected on where the Hauser High School Class of 2014 has been together.
Many of the graduates remember learning to read while chasing Thumper the Rabbit around their kindergarten classroom together. They tipped canoes at Columbus Youth Camp. They battled each other fiercely during their own version of “Survivor” and later during the card game Kemps.
Craig said the bond is priceless, but Principal Shawn Price said the Class of 2014 does have a dollar value.
The graduates have collectively earned more than $175,000 in first-year scholarship funds.
Of the 65 members of the Class of 2014:
27 have committed to 11 different four-year institutions
10 will attend a two-year school.
4 will pursue a technical degree.
4 have signed up to serve in the armed forces.
17 have secured full-time employment.
3 mastered the art of procrastination and did not complete the survey.
But he said the graduates have found more than academic success — they have discovered generosity. The senior class paid to cater a lunch for the Hauser staff, and they built two picnic tables for future classes.
“All of these seniors have truly taken care of business and set themselves up for success,” Price said.