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Class of 2022 Takes First Steps As Bearcat Alumni

After some rainy weather earlier in the week, the evening sky was clear over the Class of 2022 and its 468 graduates inside Bearcat Stadium May 27.

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A total of 420 graduates came from Sherman High School, and 48 students graduated from Jefferson Learning Center. The Class of 2022 has also received over $6.6 million in scholarships this year.

After words from the Senior Class Vice President Janet Quintana and Senior Class President Ian Mahjoobi, SHS Principal Jennifer Politi invited guest speaker Captain Nicholas Good, Class of 1992 graduate and Air Force, to share his wisdom.

“To expect mistakes won’t be made or just won’t happen isn’t real,” Good said. “Embrace your mistakes and, most importantly, learn from your mistakes and try not to make the same mistake twice.”

In his speech, Salutatorian Evan Wynn urged his peers to find their passion once they move on from graduation.

“I encourage all of you to take what we learned and make the most of it,” Wynn said. “Learn to try new things, take risks and explore possibilities.”

Valedictorian Grant Dominick reflected on his years at high school and the disruptions that came with it and asked his peers to take the helm on their life’s course.

“Although there will be plenty of strong suggestions of what you should do, you don’t have to do it,” Dominick said. “Spend time to find what you love to do, and once you find what you want to do, you have to actually go for it.”