Caps Fly as Carbon’s Class of 2016 Embarks *Photo Gallery*


USU Eastern’s Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center was full Friday as more than 150 Carbon Dinos spent their last moments as members of the high school’s senior class. The graduation ceremony gave all a chance for reflection on their years at the Price-based high school and to celebrate the good times as well as the hope of a bright future.

Several musical numbers by the school’s choir department as well as the band program highlighted the event as well as several speeches devoted to a retrospective, tribute to parents and teachers as well as a speech devoted to the graduation theme: “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”

Students who spoke at the event were student body president Kaden Olson as well as Dalton Latimer and Gabriel Van Dyke, the class’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

The keynote speaker at the event was former CHS English teacher James Thompson. Thompson retired after teaching members of the senior class as then-sophomores. Various members of school staff and board members awarded the graduates with their high school diplomas as they took the next step in their respective journeys.

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