by Dr. Don Kuehle
The graduating class files into their assigned seats, resplendent in their caps and gowns. The notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” float on the air.
Valedictorians and Salutatorians give their carefully prepared speeches. School administrators voice their pride in the students, and their appreciation for the teachers and the parents. A special speaker imparts words of wisdom to the audience. Diplomas are handed out. Caps are thrown