Loveland High School 2013 Commencement
It was an afternoon of reflection and celebration Saturday, June 8, as Xavier University’s Cintas Center set the stage for Loveland City School District administrators to award 339 Loveland High School (LHS) graduates their diplomas. Superintendent Chad Hilliker had a special message for the outgoing senior class.
“Class of 2013, I encourage you to remember this thought: dream big. Imagine what it is you truly want. These dreams become goals, the goals become action and those actions lead to memories,” Hilliker said in his commencement address. “You will continue to dream as you continue on your journey. Remember: dream big. Don’t let anyone tell you that something will never happen or is impossible.”
The Class of 2013 earned more than $12.8 million in scholarships, and included 129 honors students. Allen Osgood III was valedictorian; he will attend Washington University in St. Louis this fall. Natalie Ruth Dall was the senior class salutatorian; she plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh this fall. A total of 266 graduates plan to continue their education in college; two graduates plan to attend military academies and eight plan to enlist in the military.
“You are ready, willing and more than able to grasp the torch that we bestow upon you today – yours is the future and on you the world will come to depend,” LHS Principal Chris Kloesz told the graduates. “May your years ahead continue to be characterized by empathy, compassion, objectivity and a willingness to take risks. May you always lead by example and work hard… and play straight. May your successes be many and your tribulations be few and far between.
“I wish you everything that you so richly deserve in the years ahead – it has been an honor and a privilege watching your progress and encouraging you toward your accomplishments.”
The district congratulates all of the 2013 graduates and their families!