Class of 2022 makes its mark

Iola High School seniors selected Colin Long to deliver the commencement address on Saturday. He challenged his classmates to lead in a new, post-pandemic era.

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May 16, 2022 - 3:30 PM

The Iola High School Class of 2022 tosses their caps in the air after the ceremony. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

SparkNotes, Slater and Quizlet.

No, those aren’t the names of bands you’ve never heard of. They’re educational apps well-known to today’s high school students, and they were invaluable tools to help them navigate through the pandemic and the challenges of online learning as sophomores and juniors.

Colin Long, selected by his fellow Iola High School seniors to deliver the commencement speech at Saturday’s graduation, channeled the terminology of a new age as he challenged his classmates to lead in a new, post-pandemic era.

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