GREEN RIVER — The Wolves Gymnasium was packed Monday night as Green River High School (GRHS) graduated its Class of 2022.
GRHS graduated its smallest class in years last night with 136 students earning their diplomas. Master of Ceremonies Kaelea Gibson directed the evening, introducing each of the speakers. First to address the graduates and the audience was Brittney Montgomery, the 2022 Wyoming Teacher of the Year.
Next was the Commencement Address given by Pepper Rynio-Brandt, the Distinguished Teacher for the Class of 2022. She stressed how “loved” the graduates are, which is evidenced by the investment their families, friends, and teachers have made in their education and lives. She encouraged the graduates to make three investments in themselves: choose work you love, make a difference, and sacrifice.
The GRHS Symphonic Band them performed “Fantasy On A Japanese Folk Song” before graduate Kayleigh Schuh gave the opening speech. Graduate Amaya Spartz then gave the Senior Class Address. The GRHS Pack N’ Harmony choir then performed “Nights” by Avicii before the presentation of diplomas began.
Following the diplomas, Allison Brown gave the closing remarks, in which she asked her fellow graduates: “Why not us?” Graduate Abigail Mattson then did the Presentation of the Class of 2022.
Of the 136 graduates, 27 students graduated Summa Cum Laude, 13 graduated Magna Cum Laude, and 15 graduated Cum Laude.
SweetwaterNOW congratulates the seniors of Green River High School and wishes you all the best of luck in your future endeavors.