Steamboat Springs In addition to the 30 graduating seniors who will say their goodbyes to Soroco High School at Saturday's commencement ceremony, the senior class's selected commencement speaker, superintendent Kelly Reed, will say his own farewell.
"I'm incredibly honored that the seniors would select me," Reed said. "However, I'm going to focus more on their futures than on my past."
The graduation ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Soroco High School gym, preceded by a baccalaureate ceremony at 9:30 a.m.
"The seniors - I've gotten to know them very well the past three years. I hold them very close to my heart," Reed said.
The ceremony will include the presentation of scholarships and a senior slide show, presented by graduating senior Kelsey Samuelson. Fellow graduate Amanda Wilson will sing the National Anthem.
Diplomas will be presented by Reed, South Routt School Board President Tim Corrigan, Soroco High School Office Manager Sylvia Teters, school board members Linda Long and Rodney Wilson, and Soroco Secondary Schools Principal James Chamberlin.
Chamberlin will be departing after this school year along with Reed, who announced his resignation last month to take the position of principal at Redlands Middle School in Grand Junction, which is part of Mesa County Valley School District 51.
The East Grand Board of Education approved Chamberlin for the district's newly created position of Director of Student Achievement on Tuesday night.
The Sky-Hi Daily News contributed to this report.