"VVHS graduates 77 seniors" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Van Vleck High School seniors strike different looks during graduation ceremonies Thursday, May 31. The Class of 2018 graduated 77 seniors, who were escorted by their parents or guardians before the ceremony and they spent time on the field cheering each other on as they received their diplomas.

   Parents and guardian escorted their Van Vleck High School 2018 graduates onto Burl McKinney field Thursday, May 31.
   Graduate Jose Murillo led the national anthem and pledges while Skylar Chilek gave the invocation.
   In the opening of his Valedictorian address, Kobe Blackmon confessed his nervousness for addressing his peers and how he chose to focus on life, family, friends and home.
   “Life is full of twists, turns and surprises and that’s what makes it worth the ride; a ride that you would want to get on again and again,” he said.
   “We are nothing without our family. Family is your greatest strength. They are your backbone, support and comfort from when you are born to when you graduate high school and then until the very end.
   Blackmon continued explaining how family was more than just blood relatives.
   “The class of 2018 is just as dysfunctional as the next class, however, our flaws that make us dysfunctional are what makes us unique and helps us be strong,” he added.
   “We may fuss and fight at times, okay, maybe most of the time. It gets brutal, but the point is, in the end we are there for each other no matter what and at the end of the day, we are family.” 

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