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Posted 5/25/2017

By Randy FoggJACY Spore and Caleb Frye were named valedictorians for Moundridge High School during the school’s 118th Commencement Exercise Saturday, May 20, in the high school gym.JACY Spore and Caleb Frye were named valedictorians for Moundridge High School during the school’s 118th Commencement Exercise Saturday, May 20, in the high school gym.

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Jacey Spore and Caleb Frye went a different route with the valedictorians’ address during Moundridge High School’s 118th Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 20, in the high school gym.

“We are a class of trailblazers,” Spore said. “We are going to do something different.”

The two decided to share something about each of their classmates.

Spore said if Bayard Bell-Martinez was a food, he would be a cucumber. She said a cucumber could become something different – a pickle. She noted Bell-Martinez was a source for a lot of information because of his work in debate and forensics.

“Don’t be afraid to be a pickle,” Spore told Bell-Martinez.

Frye said if Ethan Rice was a restaurant, he would be a McDonald’s. He noted Rice had eaten at least one meal at McDonald’s 14 consecutive days. He added at Rice’s graduation party, he served guests McDonald’s breakfast items.

Frye said if Ethan Miller was an animal, he would be a cow. He explained that Miller worked at Kaufman Dairy during his time at MHS.

Frye said if Jacob Ewy was a hat, he would be a fedora. He added Ewy had regularly worn fedoras since they were in middle school.

Spore said if Frye was a tree, he would be redwood. She noted Frye had always been one of the tallest students in the class.

MHS Principal Hilarie Hecox announced the names of students who won citizenship awards.

The MHS Citizenship Award went to Spore and Dylan Juhnke. Chelsey Knight and Frye received the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Citizenship Award.

Tammy Unruh, debate and forensics teacher, gave the class “Advice About Ladders.”

Unruh discussed three things – quality of the ladder, the climber and the wall the ladder is learning against.

She suggested they should make sure the ladder is made of “quality and integrity.”

“Make sure the ladder is strong,” Unruh said. “Surround yourself with people who make you stronger.”

Unruh encouraged the graduates to keep developing their skills.

“Find a wall that’s worth clinging to,” Unruh said. “Choose carefully your wall.”

Unruh gave the graduates one more piece of advice.

“Find something worth dying for and fervently live for it,” Unruh said.

MHS teacher Melanie Krehbiel gave the welcome. She decided to give the graduates one more grammar lesson.

She talked about the importance of brainstorming.

“Conversations can refine ideas before putting them on paper,” Krehbiel said.

She noted the graduates  should be willing to find new reasons to backup a viewpoint.

“It was an honor for me to teach you,” Krehbiel said.