‘Embrace the moment’ – LHS salutes the graduating Class of 2015
The Loveland City School District congratulates the 350 members of the Loveland High School (LHS) Class of 2015, who made one final memory in what has been a fantastic journey as LHS students at their evening graduation ceremony Saturday, May 30, at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University. Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker took the stage with a simple message – embrace the moment.
“My hope for you as you leave Loveland High School is to continually embrace the moment,” said Hilliker. “Embrace the moments of love and friendship. Often we are so busy in our lives that we forget to see the love and friendship that surrounds us. I encourage you to make time to spend with your family and friends. Everyone who is sitting here today is here for one reason – you. They want to share this moment with you.
“Embrace the moments of challenge and adversity. Not all moments are easy. There will be times where things do not go as planned. Don’t be afraid.”
The Class of 2015 earned a total of $13,235,853 in scholarships. Of the 350 graduating seniors, 140 received honor diplomas. In addition to the presentation by Superintendent Chad Hilliker, Loveland Board of Education President Art Jarvis addressed the class, along with Valedictorian Melissa Louis, Salutatorian Brittany Miller, Class President Chase Grafflin, Student Council President Michael Viox, and LHS Principal Chris Kloesz.
"I suppose the single most important thing I'd like to say in case there's any doubt in the minds of you graduating high school seniors is how good life can be,” said Kloesz. “To help you maintain a healthy perspective, hold true to two most important virtues: integrity and courage. In addition, always remember where you came from, absolutely enjoy where you are, and focus on and dream about where you want to be. Those tenets will always help you know how good life can be."