High school seniors received diplomas Sunday afternoon in commencement exercises in Webster City, Blairsburg and Jewell. Some graduates may view the ceremony and celebrations as the end of something, but actually, it's just the beginning of their journey.
Whether the graduates choose college, the military, a trade school or plan to enter the work force, everything changes now. With new freedoms, come new responsibilities and new expectations. This is the time when those lessons learned from parents and grandparents, teachers, ministers and other role models will become so important. Those influences will play a big part in the decisions the graduates make now and in the future.
Whatever path they choose, the adventure begins now. The Daily Freeman-Journal congratulates the graduates of Hamilton County.