Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

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Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

Southwest Open School grads encouraged to embrace failure, learn from experiences
Southwest Open School held its graduation ceremony Wednesday night, with 20 students moving on.
Ryan Lee thanks “Mama and Elvis” as he walks up to accept his diploma.
Chenoa Blackgoat accepts her high school diploma from Southwest Open School director Matt Keefauver.
Bridgett Damron accepts her Southwest Open School diploma. Damron delivered a special senior message to her classmates.
Romero Gachupin was presented with three hair-related awards by Brad Higinbotham, one of the leaders of the “Lucky Charms” community at Southwest Open School.
Alyssa Laner is presented with a honey badger coloring book by Casey Simpson, left, and Ed Whritner, the leaders of the Young Dirty Badgers community at Southwest Open School’s commencement.
Ed Whritner presents Makayla Johnson with sunscreen.
Racheal Cox, a member of the Lucky Charms crew, pulls a penny out of the community leaders’ cereal box before she is presented with a sumo wrestling suit.
Chad Wheelus of the West Forkers community names Rylan Trader the “king of procrastination,” but also an amazing teammate.
Near the conclusion of the ceremony, families and friends were invited to address their graduates.
Matthew Mitchell quotes Neil Gaiman as he tells his classmates to “Make interesting mistakes. Make amazing mistakes.”

Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

Southwest Open School held its graduation ceremony Wednesday night, with 20 students moving on.
Ryan Lee thanks “Mama and Elvis” as he walks up to accept his diploma.
Chenoa Blackgoat accepts her high school diploma from Southwest Open School director Matt Keefauver.
Bridgett Damron accepts her Southwest Open School diploma. Damron delivered a special senior message to her classmates.
Romero Gachupin was presented with three hair-related awards by Brad Higinbotham, one of the leaders of the “Lucky Charms” community at Southwest Open School.
Alyssa Laner is presented with a honey badger coloring book by Casey Simpson, left, and Ed Whritner, the leaders of the Young Dirty Badgers community at Southwest Open School’s commencement.
Ed Whritner presents Makayla Johnson with sunscreen.
Racheal Cox, a member of the Lucky Charms crew, pulls a penny out of the community leaders’ cereal box before she is presented with a sumo wrestling suit.
Chad Wheelus of the West Forkers community names Rylan Trader the “king of procrastination,” but also an amazing teammate.
Near the conclusion of the ceremony, families and friends were invited to address their graduates.
Matthew Mitchell quotes Neil Gaiman as he tells his classmates to “Make interesting mistakes. Make amazing mistakes.”

Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

Former Southwest Open School teacher Aubrie Cook-Carnahan was the guest speaker at the SWOS commencement.

Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

Graduate Azya Fuller tells her classmates to recognize the challenges every person has faced, and to dream big.

Southwest Open School graduates 20 students

SWOS students will pursue various paths post-graduation, from higher education to the military.
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