Beginning or End?
While not diminishing the achievement of completing high school, the ultimate goal is preparing students to excel in the world. The true celebration should focus on each student's embarking on a wonderful new journey.
Many times students have little idea what that journey entails, or where it will take them. That fear can cause us to deny there even is a journey stretching out before them. But if they have been truly prepared, uncertainty need not produce fear.
We celebrate past achievements, because they enable a better tomorrow. Congratulations to the class of 2014, may your future be focused on God as you face life's challenges ahead.