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By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Slow down and enjoy the moment

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn graduates are encouraged to appreciate life

 

May 19, 2022

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Members of the newly minted Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School Class of 2022 turn their tassels Sunday afternoon during commencement.

The 36 graduates of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Class of 2022 were reminded during the graduation ceremony on Sunday to live in the spirit of their class motto: "If you have the opportunity to play this game called life, you have to appreciate every moment."

Valedictorian Emily Heneman encouraged her classmates to be hopeful about what is in store for them, but to not forget to appreciate how far they had come.

"The future for every person here is great," she said. "But be sure to slow down and enjoy the moment. And be grateful always."

In a similar vein, Salutatorian Jasmine Lux said the Cl...



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