November 29, 2022
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Class of 2022 graduates as the one hundred and eighth class from MHS

After two years of unique graduations for seniors at Morgan High School, commencement exercises for the class of 2022 returned to the Dee Events Center at the Weber State University campus, May 27, 2022.

Draped in cap and gown of the school colors, maroon and white, students took pictures with family and friends before lining up. At 4 p.m. the traditional graduation processional music began to play while nearly 260 seniors paraded into the arena.

An honor guard, consisting of Morgan veterans from the VFW, presented the colors, while Vocal Sterling Scholar, Laura Beattie and OVATION! choir vice president, Ella Stevenson, sang the national anthem. The senior class and their guests were then welcomed by the senior class officers.

Valedictorian, Liam Croft, spoke to the senior class, reminding them of events from the last four years, mentioning that they were the last class to have attended the old part of Morgan High and although they have failed to find the secret tunnels that lead to the middle school, they still believe they are there. He talked about the “best senior prank ever” even if it was done a year earlier when Sinclair dinosaur found its way to the roof of the high school; the bear who wanted to get an education, while all under the watchful eye of Morgan Moms. He also thanked all the teachers he had helping him with his education, especially his mom who pushed him even when he didn’t want to work hard. 

Wyatt Grow, the Salutatorian said in his speech, “Do not fall into the trap of thinking that it is enough to simply try and get by in life, or do the minimum. This does nothing for yourself and you will only face an uphill battle. You must try to excel in everything you do; strive for excellence in every task, no matter the difficulty of it. Then you can stand upon your achievements and take in the beauty of what you have accomplished.” He also sincerely thanked the administration, staff, parents, families, and friends that have helped shape and support the seniors, stating no matter what he said it could not think of the appropriate words to give his thanks. “I’d still like to offer the thanks I can and say with complete confidence that without you, the people you see before you today would have turned out very different.”

After Ovation! sang Hallelujah, Ashton Lindley, SBO president and senior class president Viana Johnson gave words of inspiration to the graduating class. Band director, Chad Mclean, then led the band in a musical number.

Principal Crae Wilson, gave one of his famous analogies as he sent the senior class off into the world; this time with a Pac-Man and Snakes story, teaching the value of helping others with the super pellets’ students carry in their backpack. He then presented the graduating class of 2022 to the school board, with board president, Ronald Blunck accepting them.

The time the seniors had anxiously waited for had come. Filing out of the arena, MHS assistant administrators read the names of each graduate as they crossed the stage to receive their high school diploma for Principal Wilson. In MHS tradition the school song was performed under the direction of the OVATION! seniors with the last verse being sung by only the graduates. Moving their tassels from the right side to the left side of their cap signifying they are high school graduates with many hats being thrown into the air it was celebration time!

Not only did 261 seniors graduate from MHS, additionally Tyson Witt and Brayden Bearnson were the first seniors to graduate from Morgan Online School and Fisher George graduated from Utah School for the Deaf. Click the link to see the list of all MHS graduates

As darkness fell over Morgan Valley many looked to the east as the tradition of lighting the M continued to congratulate the class of 2022!

Verlene Johnson - Schools Editor
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