MV graduates celebrate


Dannette Chavez holds up a Fathead poster of her nephew, Alex Chambers, a member the Mt. Vernon class of 2014. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

Newly christened graduates throw their caps into the gathering dusk over the Mt. Vernon stadium after the ceremony. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

Fortville — The 261 graduates of Mt. Vernon High School’s Class of 2014 received their diplomas at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday night.

  It was the culmination of 12 years of work, but valedictorian Lindsey Layne Stamper was focused on the future during her address to her classmates: “What comes next is up to you and no one else,” she said.

Salutatorian Brittany Wiggins also spoke to the class about childhood dreams and her classmates’ destiny. “No one knew what would bring us here. But that’s the thing about life,” she said.

  With performances that summed up the evening, including the MVHS Commencement Choir’s rendition of “You Are the New Day” and the MVHS Concert Band’s “When You Wish Upon a Star,” Friday’s graduation marked the start of something new for every graduate.

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