MORAVIA — Awards and diplomas were handed out to 27 Moravia High School students on Sunday at their graduation ceremony.
Members of the 122nd graduating class at Moravia heard humorous words from the salutatorian Alexis Harrington who left the serious and nurturing talk to valedictorian Hunter Arbogast.
“Five years from now we will not be the same people we are sitting in this room,” Harrington said. “Hopefully, everyone grows for the better, but we’re getting a little too sappy for my taste so I’m going to give some friendly reminders: When in doubt Google it, ...”
“To my class, we’re not quite done yet — we still have to make it through Hunter’s speech,” she closed. “But I’ll see you on the other side.”
Arbogast, a consistent leader in sports at Moravia High School over his career, admitted prepared speech aren’t his norm.
“I kept thinking I’d be fine if I just winged it like I always had in the past — however, my principal and superintendent would probably not approve of that,” he said.
He chose to remark on his past at Moravia High School, and the lessons he has learned over his school career. Themes included a good work ethic.
“If you want to be great, but you do average things, don’t complain,” Arbogast said. “You haven’t worked to have good results. If you want results you put in the work, simple as that.”
Kyle Ocker can be reached at email@example.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.