Diplomas in hand
Terry High School’s class of 2014 received their diplomas during
Saturday’s commencement exercises held at the Ray Frank gymnasium.
They are: (l-r back row) Logan Braddock, Alyssa Morast, Caty
Morrison, Tyler Sackman, Josh Stickel; (middle row) Exelee Church,
Caitlin Lantis, J’Nai Lobdell; (front row) Mikayla Ridenhower, Lexie
Schlosser, Randee Shannon and Ashley Wells.
Pastor Dave Thompson, of Billings, shares a texting
moment with the 12 seniors during a portion of the baccalaureate.
Asking each senior to text him their goal in life, Thompson then read
each response quizzing the seniors to identify which classmate gave
the response. Pastor Thompson’s message also included encouraging the
graduates to go the extra mile, take risks, remembering life isn’t
all about them and making it a goal to create better surroundings
wherever they go. He ended his message with the Bible verse
The graduation ceremony included
humorous and insightful views into the class of 2014 through the
speeches given by Salutatorian Caty Morrison and Valedictorian Alyssa
Morast. Commencement ended with the traditional throwing of the caps
in the air. Chairman of the Board of Terry Schools of Trustees Brian
Morast hands Lexie Schlosser her diploma. Paula Rein, who has been
the English teacher for the Class of 2014 since junior high days gave
an entertaining talk on life lessons for the graduates. Her talk
included a bag of goodies for each senior which included visual
reminders of her talk. A few of those items were: first, a map of
Montana — reminding seniors to explore outside of the state, but
telling them it’s okay to come back home; a pen and pencil set to
remind them to take the time to sit down and write and not everything
needs to be posted for immediate public consumption; thank you cards
— to remember to be thankful; champaign poppers — to celebrate the
big and small moments of life.
Published May 28, 2014