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.