Congratulations, Class of 2022!
On Saturday, June 11th, LuHi held its 59th Commencement Ceremony celebrating the Class of 2022. The excitement in the room was palpable as family, friends, and guests of the graduating class awaited the commencement ceremony for the 93 graduating seniors.
The Class of 2022 chose Pastor Adam Schoepflin to address them as this year’s commencement speaker. Pastor Schoepflin’s message was about the power and importance of sharing your story with others, and how our story is one part of God’s great story for us all. He told the class, “Class of 2022, you’re ready to write the next chapter of your story, and it’s up to you to decide the direction your story takes. But never forget that your story is part of a story that is bigger and more wonderful than you can imagine. Never forget the power and value that your stories have – the power to connect us, with each other and with God; the power to build bridges and create empathy, the power to turn strangers into friends. And I, for one, am really looking forward to hearing the next part of your story – so come back and share it with me sometime.”
Salutatorian Daniella Davia shared that LuHi had not only provided the graduates with a strong education, but also with “the value of community and the clear understanding that we can accomplish more as a group moving towards a common purpose.” She encourage her classmates to “let this new beginning be shaped by our history of our cherished LuHi years together, and use these important life lessons to shape what we believe our future world should be.”
Valedictorian Kristyn Haney made a point in her speech to thank and applaud the faculty, staff, family, and community members that had supported the graduates over the years. She told her classmates that she had no doubt they would make a positive impact on the world. She ended by saying, “although the future is uncertain, it’s bright and it holds great things for us.”
Dylan Goodman and Angelina Hernandez, the 2022 Pro Deo et Schola Award winners, offered the final prayer of the ceremony. The Pro Deo et Schola award is presented to the senior boy and girl who exemplify a Christian life in school and their home churches, and is the highest award presented at LuHi.
The ceremony concluded with a receiving line down the main LuHi hill, where students hugged and high-fived their teachers. The class gathered one last time to toss their caps on the LuHi field, and then celebrated their graduation with a light reception and plenty of photos and hugs with family and friends.
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