Dear BCHS 2019 Graduates,
In two days, you will be walking across that stage to receive your high school diploma. I can feel the anticipation as I walk throughout the high school’s halls and classrooms.
Graduation from high school is the most anticipated day of high school. I know you just can’t wait to get that cap and gown, toss the cap in the way up in the air, and take off running to your new adult life.
How exciting! I remember my high school graduation like it was yesterday. As my grandmother would say, I was grinning from ear to ear. LOL! As I am sure you will be as well. While the excitement is real, so is the reality that you are about to take one of biggest steps in your life.
It will be time to walk away from everything you know and from being told what do and when to do it. More schooling or a full-time job lie ahead.
A new school or workplace with strangers will become your new home this summer or fall. I am not going to lie.
It is scary for you to step out of your comfort zone and leave your childhood memories behind to become a responsible adult. But, you can take those next steps toward a new chapter in you life. Elementary, middle and high school experiences have prepared you, and I have faith in you.
My best advice to you is to keep an open heart and mind. If you want to go to a technical school or four-year college, do it. If you want to join the military or go straight into the workforce, do it. Just do not let fear of the unknown stop you from living your dream and your best life.
I wish you well and am proud to have been your biggest fan. I hope you find all that your heart desires after achieving such a monumental goal, graduating from high school.
You and I are Team Bullock County, The Hornets!
Dr. Christopher Blair