Harper Class of 2014 cheers 'Best Day'

Prior to receiving his diploma, Harper High School senior Ross Barlow keeps the school tradition and “brands” the Longhorn, leaving his mark on the school. Barlow was one of 40 members of Harper’s Class of 2014 who graduated on June 6. To the left are senior sponsors (from left) Nancy Cantwell, Allison Burow and Pat Buch. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie —

Forty students “branded” the Longhorn and received their diplomas during Harper High School’s 2014 Commencement on Friday, June 6, at the school gymnasium.

Madison Lang was the valedictorian while Taylor Reid was salutatorian. Of the 40 graduates, 23 graduated with honors. Eight received departmental awards.

Twenty different seniors received a combined $662,000 in scholarships.

Before receiving their diplomas, the Harper Class of 2014 partook in a long-standing school tradition by touching a Longhorn statue. This tradition, Harper Independent School District superintendent Chris Stevenson explained, symbolizes that as students finish their education at HHS, they are leaving their “mark.”

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