R-5 graduates take the stage at graduation

R5 High School commencement ceremonies, May 20, 2011.

Eighty-four R-5 High School graduates took the stage this morning to receive their diplomas.

Each graduate has their own personal story of perseverance and most students have overcome real-life challenges that traditional high school students may not face until after graduation.

Many students must maintain employment or volunteer work while attending school. Daycare is provided for young mothers attending classes through the Young Parent Program.

“There are no short-cuts at R-5,” Principal Anna Goetz said during graduation.

Goetz asked students to stand if they had accomplished any of a series of accomplishments while earning degrees.

Holding down a full-time job. Raising a child. Taking courses for college credit. Living on their own. Graduating faster than four years. Getting accepted into college. 
Had any student overcome a major obstacle, developed a new talent or accomplished something they didn’t think was possible?

Every graduate stood up.


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