The processional with the pomp and circumstance music, the inspirational speeches, watching as each student proudly walk across the stage, the celebrations. It always gives me chills!  

Southeast Polk celebrated the Class of 2023 Graduation on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at the Drake Knapp Center. Congratulations to every student and their families on this momentous occasion! 

Seniors, you have spent your entire life, up to this point, learning and growing and this process has brought you here, ready to go out into the world. Our goal is to prepare you for success in college, career and civic life.  Most of you have already made your decision on what you will do to further learn and grow. Many of you will continue your education at various institutions of higher learning, others will enter the workforce, some will take different paths based on their passions, interests and desires and some have chosen to enter into military service. We know you will all find success. And we look forward to following you on your different paths. 

Congratulations on a job well done! #1SEP

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