It is with many mixed emotions that I sit down to write this letter to you. These last few days we spend
with one another has caused me to spend some significant time reflecting on your high school
experience, your future endeavors, and the school’s role in both. While what the next phase of your life
will hold for you is extremely exciting to me, I am saddened to think that our daily interactions will soon
come to a halt.
While I am hopeful for what your contributions of leadership, citizenship, passion, hard work, and
dedication will bring to our communities, I am apprehensive about the absence of your lead-by-example
character, attitude, and presence here at SCHS. While I am inspired by the opportunities and successes
that lie before you, I am still in awe of those you have left as your legacy in our halls, on our walls, and in
While I will miss you, I am so incredibly proud of and excited for you. Finally, while we thank you for
what you have done to leave your indelible mark upon our learning community, we want to encourage,
support, and have hopefully prepared you to make an even larger mark on our society.
As you look at your future beyond high school, you ought to be consumed with anticipation of the
impact you will be able to make and the lives you are about to touch. Whether your path will take you to
the military, college, a technical school, or into the workforce, you will make a difference. Through your
leadership, we are a learning community that is respectful, responsible, and proud. And, through your
experiences and efforts, you are ready for life beyond these four walls.
You will always be a Bulldog…be proud of that. This will always be a home for you…please visit often. I
will always respect and admire you…please know how much all of you mean to me.
Being the father of three amazing, wonderful and talented children, I am compelled to leave you with
three quotes from Dr. Seuss…he is our household’s inspirational leader:
· On the conclusion of your high school experience: “Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it
· On being passionate about all you do: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is
going to get better. It’s not.”
· On following your dreams: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can
steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Thank you, Class of 2019. You have left a mark on Saint Cloud High School and you have left a mark
upon my heart. I deeply care about each one of you and I will sorely miss you all. I wish you the very best
of luck and look forward to all that this class will accomplish in the future.
And Please…As Always…Have A Fantastic Bulldog Day!!!!