Huntington’s Class of 2018 was sent off in a ceremony full of laughter, smiles and full of hope for the future.
Huntington High School held its 157th annual commencement exercises June 22 on the Blue Devil’s athletic fields as a crowd of nearly 2,000 cheered on the 340 graduates as they accepted their diplomas.
“While we have to give credit to the community that nurtured us, we also have to recognize that in some ways it shielded us from the outside world,” Valedictorian Aidan Forbes said, who is headed to Cornell University. “It was our shell and if we are to continue to grow, we must shed it. And that process will be painful. We will leave our old friends behind, although hopefully not permanently, and be forced to find new ones. Whether you are going to college or not, we will all be faced with new, more rigorous challenges.”
The seniors were told that they will always have a home in the Huntington community and be welcome at the high school.