Crossroads students celebrate graduation

Members of the class of 2012 celebrated graduation from Crossroads Alternative High School and Crossroads West Campus May 31.

Arielle Singleton told her fellow graduates, “We are all make to shine.” She was one of three student speakers during the commencement ceremony for Crossroads graduates May 31. Photo by Kelly Johnson

Arielle Singleton told her fellow graduates, “We are all make to shine.” She was one of three student speakers during the commencement ceremony for Crossroads graduates May 31. Photo by Kelly Johnson

Friends and family were on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates during the ceremony in the Anoka High School auditorium.

Student speaker Coty Harmon encouraged his fellow graduates to “stick with what you started, no matter how far behind you are.”

“This journey is not easy, but guess what, we did it,” he said.

“Today is a day of satisfaction and pride.”

Fellow graduate Arielle Singleton told her classmates, “We are all made to shine.”

Speaker Darcy Majors told her fellow graduates that graduation is the start of a new experience for everyone.

“Reality says you can do anything you set your mind to,” she said.

Graduates Alex Fox and Kameron Johnson presented an original musical composition before certificates were conferred by Principal Nancy Chave.

Scholarships were presented by the Coon Rapids Lions Club and the Anoka Rotary Club. Receiving $500 scholarships were Nicole Carlsen-Bellanger and Dezwaniqwa Hines.

Kelly Johnson is at kelly.johnson@ecm-inc.com


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