Lowell High School grads reminded to keep friendships alive
By Michelle L. Quinn Post-Tribune correspondent June 11, 2013 11:46AM
Jinger Szura (left) and Sarah Tedesso listen to the choir perform "Never Gone" during Lowell High School's commencement at the Radisson Star Plaza Monday evening. | Michelle Quinn~For the Post-Tribune
Updated: June 11, 2013 1:13PM
MERRILLVILLE — Danielle Sopovski told her fellow Lowell High School graduates that friendships tend to come and go regardless of their length, but that it’s important to keep with them.
Sopovski, one of two class salutatorians speaking during Monday night’s commencent at the Star Plaza, reminded them that she has her phone with her all the time, so it’s nothing for her to just shoot a text to someone when they pop into her mind.
“I hope everyone has a great life after this, and keep in touch,” she said.
Rebecca Greaney, who also achieved the salutatorian rank, said getting through their first 13 years of school was no easy task and that if she could wish something for herself and her fellow graduates, it would be the courage to believe in the power of their dreams.
Spenser Kersey and Brianne Manley led the class as valedictorians. Kersey said that their class of 279 students “dominated” and “are going out on a high note.”
“Be smart, be safe and stay classy,” he said.
The ceremoney also recognized Principal Mike Chelap, who’s retiring from Lowell High School this year.