Lighthouse High School Hosts Last Graduation


Lighthouse High School hosted its annual graduation ceremony at the school on Wednesday evening. This was a very special graduation, considering it was the last graduation of Lighthouse High before the school joins with Carbon High next year. Principal Karen Bedont welcomed everyone to the event with a slideshow video of the graduating students, which included 33 seniors and one junior. Bedont was then pleased to announce the keynote speaker of the evening, her nephew Alex Austin.

Austin spoke to the graduates about some of the things he learned as he grew up. He always came back to making a point of recognizing the support system each student has, from those at home and those in the educational arena. Austin also shared many personal stories of his life and his children, saying what a proud father he is. This topic led him to talk about the potential each of the graduating teenagers have, stating that he could see it where they were sitting. He told these students that, as a parent of his own children, his only dream was for his kids to be more successful than he was. He explained how this is true for all parents. Austin also had some humor to lighten the mood of the crowd and closed his speech with a friendly goodbye and good luck to the graduates of 2019.

The diplomas were awarded next. The Lighthouse High School Graduating Class of 2019 consisted of Frida Acosta, Kylie Barnett, Anthony Behling, CyLee Behunin, Corina Bridge, Bradley Cashion, Bodee Cook, Fernando Jr. Cohoe, Kelcee Cowan, Danny Curtis, Matthew Dayley, Marlena Dickerson, Logan Flores, Laythan Hansen, Kaylee Hurtado, Gunnar Jeffs, Rulon Johnson, Larry Kennick, Isaiah Kniep, Dylan McKinnon, Hannah Melgaard, Drisdian Nielson, Isaac Oberlander, Anthony Olivias, Ashley Peirce, Patricio Platero, Haley Rhett, Seth Rice, Morgan Saindon, Trent Wilkinson, Hailee Wilson, Hunter Wooden, Lakota Wooden and Kitiara Price.

Principal Bedont took the stand once again and thanked everyone for attending the ceremony. She then highlighted all the teachers that sat behind her, expressing her gratitude for each of them and all they have done for Lighthouse High School. After this, Bedont wished the graduating class of 2019 good luck in their future endeavors. When the ceremony came to a close, there was cake for any who wanted to celebrate following the event.

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