Family, friends and peers gathered together on Wednesday afternoon at the BDAC on USU Eastern’s campus to celebrate Carbon High’s Graduating Class of 2019.
The valedictorian, Alheli Pendleton, spoke not just on the year the class shared together, but of the opportunities that are in front of them. “We don’t have just the world in our hands, but the universe,” Pendleton said.
Mariah Behunin, the senior class president, touched on the highlights of the year, including besting Emery in football for the first time in nearly two decades. Co-salutatorians Regan Hanson and Elley Cowdell paid tribute to those that have been the biggest support to the graduates, parents and teachers. The keynote speaker for the event was Frank Peczuh, President and CEO of Peczuh Printing. He spoke about the importance of working hard and creating the most of opportunities.
There were special musical numbers performed by the high school band, symphonic band and vocal jazz and concert choir. Jewelianna Nielson, Abbigail Maddox and Sam King also performed “Long Live” by Taylor Swift.
The students then closed a chapter in their lives and received their diplomas. Principal Bruce Bean was emotional as he presented the class for the last time before moving to a district occupation next year.
Photos by Jeff Barrett