MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown High School Class of 2016 marked the end of their high school careers with a graduation ceremony at Mennen Arena on Wednesday night.
In front of family, friends, teachers, and school officials, 399 students were reminded to not forget the details of life, to live life whole heartedly and to stay true to themselves.
While Salutatorian Ryan Skoletsky urged his fellow graduates to "never cease to learn something new every day and to dedicate themselves completely to successes". Valedictorian Ryan Cunningham reflected on what the last four years have taught him and how they have all grown individually and as a class.
"When we think back to the intimidated freshman we once were, we can see the strides we have all made both personally and as a class" said Cunningham. "During the last four years, it has become clear that my classmates are compassionate, respectful, curious, and talented people".
"I believe the reason we are here tonight is to look forward to who we aspire to become", said Cunningham.
The seniors were reminded to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others. A few small actions can make a difference in someone's life.
"Our class is more than a random group of individuals. we are family, through thick and thin, this family will always have lasting memories we have made at Morristown", said class president Ben Edwards.
"We, without a doubt supported each other. We have developed friendships that we will never forget" said class vice president Marissa Joel. "Morristown High School is all about unity and comradery"
"Today, walk away with this", concluded Edwards. "Although many of us will be heading our separate ways at the end of the summer, we will always have one thing in common. We are, and will always be Colonials."