Gov. Nixon urged graduating seniors to continue to learn after they leave high school.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The following is the complete text of Gov. Jay Nixon's address at the Northwest High School commencement exercises Saturday: Good morning. Thank you Superintendent Ziegler; Principal Snell; President Talbott; administrators, faculty, staff, honored guests, alumni, families and students. I’m delighted to be here with all of you at Northwest High School on this very important day. And let me be among the first to say: Congratulations Class of 2011! All your hard work has paid off, and brought you to this point, standing at the threshold of a new journey. Graduates of Northwest High School have used the education they received here as a springboard to a rewarding future. Whether you are bound for the military, the workforce, or college, you …
Graduates and speakers, including Gov. Jay Nixon, baked in the noonday sun.
It can't be said that the Northwest School District sent its Class of 2011 into the world half baked. With the temperature reaching 90 degrees at noon on the Northwest High School football field Saturday, the 440 graduating seniors, and their families and friends, were fully baked. The few areas of shade were coveted and many of those in the audience retreated to the high school where the ceremony was carried on a video feed. Gov. Jay Nixon gave the commencement address, urging students to continue to learn after they leave high school. "As you step into the second decade of the 21st Century, the future that you, the class of 2011, will be creating from this moment on will be very different from the world your parents and grandparents …