Class of 2017 ... We are leaving this school on the road of success. The memories that we take with us will be the things that keep us motivated. We have overcome the obstacles in our way and will soon be walking across the stage. We have grown into adults and most of us will start a new journey in college. 

My favorite quote is "You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket" by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I love this quote because we are independent people and should act as such but not so independent that we try to do it by ourselves. We have already started climbing that ladder and we couldn’t have done it without each other, our teachers, and parents.

Life in the future won't be as easy as everybody is hoping it will, but we have to keep moving forward so we all can reach higher ground. Everyone we have come in contact with holds value in our lives even if we do not notice it right away. Within these four years we have formed strong bonds that will go beyond high school. We now shed our final tears as we move on in our life. These tears will not be of sadness but tears of joy in recognizing our accomplishments.

I wish King’s class of 2017 the best and great fortune. We made it this far, and I know we can go further.