On Saturday, one of the largest classes in recent years was graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School. Laughter and hugs among the 247 seniors spoke loudly about how glad they were to be in that number.
Throughout the year they worked long, giving extra effort to ensure a place for themselves in the commencement processional. The early morning fanfare at Ellis Davis Field House made it official -- Senior Kimball Knights, you made it!
As expected, parents, families and guests were spontaneous with their cheers and joyful tears. This was a Super Saturday-- an indescribable time when their eighteen year hopes and dreams for these seniors actually came true. Hurray for Kimball High School parents, families and friends. Your support then and now makes a big difference for the seniors and all Kimball Knights. You are appreciated.
Valedictorian Taylor McKinney and Salutatorian Armando Estrada enjoyed addressing classmates, who proudly applauded their academic leadership and rallied behind Taylor's reminder, "We are the seniors others want to be."
The ceremony delighted the audience with music and a selection by the Kimball Concert Band, directed by Abe Williams and the Kimball Choir, directed by Bruce Limuel.
Senior class vice president Brenda Crespo introduced me to present the Charge to the Class.
Much gratitude to the dedicated Kimball teachers and staff for all the ways this year you helped students to (as stated in lyrics of the school song) "...stand the test..." and "...seek the Best."
Thanks to former Principal Danny Stigers for his service and contribution to Kimball High School.
Our appreciation to Principal Earl Jones for your leadership and a successful year.
Congratulations, Kimball High School Class of 2010. "Keep on Pushing. You Can't Stop Now."
Dallas South News