Congratulations to the Clatskanie Middle High School Class of 2019.
It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you and learning about your dreams and aspirations. You are walking out the door of Clatskanie Middle High School ending one chapter on your journey and opening up the next door.
The graduating class of 2019 is pursuing many different pathways; university life, community college, trade school, military, or walking directly into the workforce. Regardless of the path each of you takes we know that you are well prepared to follow your desires.
As we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates, I would ask each of you to take a moment to reflect and remember those who brought you to this occasion. Your family, teachers, friends, neighbors, and employers, all had a part to play in reaching your graduation goal. Your community is proud of you and has been there to support you. The graduating class of 2019 has captured over $350,000 in scholarships, much of which has come directly from the community of Clatskanie. You are fortunate to live in a community that supports students.
I wish you continued success. May graduation and all of the activities associated with it bring you and your loved ones great joy, happiness and pride. May you follow your path with compassion, empathy, humility, and a desire to continue to be a lifelong learner.
Cathy Hurowitz is the Clatskanie School Superintendent. She may be reached at 503-728-0587.