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  

Colossians 3:17.

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

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