It seems like only yesterday that the Class of 2012 entered the halls of River Dell Regional Middle School as eighth graders and a few weeks after they started their journey I began my own as well.
For the past five years I have had the pleasure to come and know the Class of 2012 first during my time with the Town News beginning my career in journalism and now at Patch.
They have displayed wonderous works of art, performed on various stages, brought home a myriad of academic trophies, excelled and suffered on the athletic field all while filling my notebooks with comments and memory cards with images.
Some set records and new achievements in the foreground while others shone just as brightly backstage. But I believe that each and every graduate, all 290 of you, will make new and exciting impacts on the world whether it is college, serving in the armed forces or joining the work force.
My gift to the River Dell Class of 2012 is an anonymous Irish quote, "May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields."
Congratulations graduates and best of luck in the future.
Editor, River Dell Patch