'Seek first to do good'

Chaparral High School graduation

Posted 5/23/19

Chaparral High School class valedictorian Kalyn Kosmiski was the last to receive her diploma to a thunderous applaud at EchoPark Automotive Stadium. Mounds of snow were pushed aside to make way for …

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'Seek first to do good'

Chaparral High School graduation

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Chaparral High School class valedictorian Kalyn Kosmiski was the last to receive her diploma to a thunderous applaud at EchoPark Automotive Stadium. Mounds of snow were pushed aside to make way for the stage, and a chilling breeze made the May 22 commencement ceremony a memorable one following a May snowstorm.

Brooke Archer and Samuel Wardono performed an emotional tribute of “Slow Down” by Nichole Nordema, a song Archer said her mother used to sing to her. Audrey Duche' and her ukulele took the stage after a performance of “Love Like You,” by Rebecca Sugar.

Principal Greg Gotchey presented the senior class with a heartfelt challenge to always take care of one another, make it count and do good in the world, themes that resonated with the senior class from the first time they heard their principal speak freshman year.

“Doing good is what you do for others. Doing well describes how you are doing in the world,” Gotchey said in closing. “Seek first to do good, and doing well will take care of itself.”

Senior choir members performed an a cappella version of the class song “Stand By Me" after students received their diplomas.

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