Valedictorian Justin Robinson thanked the students’ supporters — parents, teachers and administrators — for their many sacrifices.
“We must always remember what they gave up in order to see us begin our journey through life,” Robinson said. “Take their example to heart as an example of a great sacrifice for others because life is not all about you. Sometime you will need to be on the other end of this sacrificial exchange.”
He encouraged his classmates to take what they’ve learned and make society better.
“We must do this so that this nation can have a new generation to replace the outgoing generation,” Robinson said. “Let us join together to continue the great prestige of America, by being the American citizens that our soldiers are willing to die for. Plymouth High School Class of 2019, we will make America great again,”
Robinson recognized three classmates who will service in the armed forces — Jacob Hale (Army) Kainen Marseillette (National Guard) and Anthony Montgomery (Air Force).
Other speakers included history teacher Jason Higgins and class president Emily Akers, who welcomed the audience.
Plymouth’s other class officers also had roles in the ceremony. Secretary Johanna Tucker introduced Higgins, treasurer Kade Collins led the turning of the tassels and vice president Natalie Snyder offered the concluding words.
Those in attendance were treated to a slideshow featuring the seniors.
These words of singer-songwriter Jason Mraz served as the class motto: “May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.”
The class song was "Five More Minutes" by country music singer Scotty McCreery.