By James Hounsell

Families, friends, teachers and graduates. The day has come for the Kennett Class of 2017 to assemble one last time as a body of students, and to bid farewell to many of our friends and to all of those who have helped us on our journeys from childhood to adulthood. It is indeed a bitter-sweet moment. Bitter since we must say goodbye to many of our friends and teachers who have helped us along the way, yet sweet because of the door of opportunity that has been opened for each and every one of us.

We will all choose our own paths in life and head in our own directions. These paths will quite literally spread all across our world. Yet the similarity all these paths will share are their origin, here, in the halls of Kennett High. There is no need to sugar-coat it, not every day we will face will be a good one, but with the lessons we have learned and the experiences we have survived throughout our years here at Kennett, I am confident that each and every one of my fellow classmates will live rich and fulfilling lives.

Just as with any era, we need a generation of Americans who will be capable and ready to take the reigns of this ever-changing technological society we live in, and I believe these reigns will fit in our hands quite nicely. It has been an honor to serve as president these past four years. Thank you, and God bless the Class of 2017.


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