By Yvonne Hartman —
Fredericksburg High School valedictorian Mattie Lastovica on Friday night challenged her classmates to “… discover your passion, turn it into a dream and go get it.”
Lastovica led the FHS Class of 2014 through commencement ceremonies at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Friday evening.
“I challenge you to take that one thing you love most and pursue it with every ounce of blood, sweat and tears in your body,” Lastovica said. “I challenge you to search deep within yourself and find the childhood devotion to your interests and dreams.”
This year’s senior class totaled 221 students, and Friday night’s ceremony opened with the playing of the class song, “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.
Class members processed in while the FHS Band, under the direction of John Rauschuber, played the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.”