Iola High School graduation: ‘Don’t waste a single second’

Class speaker Sidney Shelby reminds her classmates of the challenges they've faced, especially this past year, and encourages them to embrace the moment at Saturday's graduation ceremony.

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May 17, 2021 - 9:10 AM

The graduating class of Iola High School celebrates with the traditional cap toss. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Iola High School’s Class of 2021 attended 662 days of school, which rounds out to more than 19 million seconds, senior Sidney Shelby told her fellow classmates at Saturday’s graduation ceremony.

“Our freshman year may be so far away but it still feels like yesterday,” she said. 

Shelby used math as a poignant tribute to the final chapter of high school, which was beset by a global health pandemic.

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