Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Commencement produces 68 more GHS grads

Superintendent Teahon describes class as full of stars

Superintendent Dr. Mike Teahon has something in common with the Class of 2014.

Thirteen years ago, when Teahon started as superintendent of District 20, the class was entering kindergarten.

At the time, the district had just started building the new junior/senior high school.

“I have been able to watch these seniors learn to read, participate in Outdoor Ed, complete junior high science fair projects and win many Southwest Conference and district championships,” he said.

Teahon said the class is talented “with stars everywhere.”

For example, they earned over $900,000 in scholarships and seven had perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

There were also many stars in activities, he said, that qualified for state contests in FFA, golf, softball, football, cross country, wrestling, play production, speech and track.

“However where these seniors really shine as stars are as people,” Teahon said. “I have never seen a class who was more engaging, respectful and personable than this group of seniors.”

Teahon noted that treating people right is not something that is taught but is “who you are.”

“The future bodes well for graduates who get this early in life,” he said.