2018-05-23 / Front Page

Cloverdale High School Class of 2018

Commencement Ceremony May 26, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Cloverdale High School, in the main gym

I would like to personally congratulate each one of you on earning your high school diploma. Each one of you have the potential and the opportunity, regardless of your future role in life, to be among those who contribute through your work and influence to improving the human condition in all its aspects. The only obstacles to you assuming that rightful role are the obstacles you create for yourselves, in your actions or in your minds.

So, as you go forward in life and in your career, keep your options open. Don’t allow yourself to be trapped by pressures or preconceived notions that you or others may have about your future role in life.

Success in life derives at least as much from having the confidence and the courage to exploit opportunity as it does from having made wise early choices.

I urge you to bring a real passion to your life and work. It will not only enhance your interest, your accomplishment, and your enjoyment of what you do; it will inspire those around you to enhance theirs.

Finally, please keep a grip on your definition of success. Success has many dimensions. Please ensure that your definition includes a contribution to the success of others.

Arianna Huffington once wrote, “To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a Third Metric,” she says, “a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.”

And with that, I wish you congratulations and a life of success in all its dimensions.

H. Sonny Stoltz, Principal
Cloverdale High School

Congratulations Class of 2018!

Your high school graduation is a time of celebration and an acknowledgement of the accomplishments you have made during your time in school. Continuous learning, both formally and informally, is another necessary component of life. The world we live in is changing rapidly and you must use the wisdom you have gained during your years in school to be productive and to grow as a responsible member of your family, the work force, and as a citizen of our country.

“To be yourself, in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.” These words, by Ralph Waldo Emerson still ring true today. Whatever you set out to achieve in life can be accomplished if you remain true to yourself. Follow your dreams and set goals to give your life purpose and direction. Find your passions and pour your heart and soul into enjoying them. Success comes to those who never quit. You begin your post high school life with a foundation of knowledge, skills and beliefs necessary to build successful lives.

Life presents many different and unique challenges. Use your talents, energy and knowledge to make the world a better place. Do your best in each situation to do what is right. What you do in life will make a difference. Believe that what you do today will affect tomorrow. Instead of the world changing you, you help change the world.

You are off to a great start. May the future bring you much success and happiness.

Greg Linton

Cloverdale Community Schools

Class motto: We came together as strangers but we leave together as eternal friends

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