Graduation 2015: Scriber Lake students honor principal who ‘wills them to succeed’
More than 500 students, family, friends and faculty gathered Wednesday evening in the Scriber High School gymnasium to honor this year’s graduating class. In a ceremony marked by laughter, applause, tears, hugs and smiles, 61 seniors received diplomas from Scriber principal Cathy Clift and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nick Brossoit.
In addition to the graduating seniors, one very special graduate was singled out for particular honors. After a 40-year career in education, the last 13 of which have been spent at the helm of Scriber, Principal Cathy Clift is retiring.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patrick Murphy praised Clift as “someone who never gives up on her students, believes in second, third, and fourth chances, and simply wills them to succeed.” Clift received a standing ovation and numerous hugs and handshakes from parents, faculty, students, administrator and school board members at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Associate Principal Andrea Hillman will take over as principal. She vowed to carry on the leadership, compassion and dedication exemplified by Clift.