Retired Pilot Grove science teacher Cynthia Castle and previous english teacher Nicole Clemens gave the commencement address together at the Pilot Grove graduation on Saturday.
Castle talked about her retirement and offered words of wisdom for the class to use as they pursue college or head right into the work force.
"Today I say to you, always have open minds because the world is full of wonders and delights. I would say to you to find time for laughter because we all need laughter in our lives. Make the most of your friendships because life is lonely without them. You have done the work, now it is time to show the world what you can do as you head off to college," Castle said. "Do us all proud."
Clemons said to use the skills learned in life although some days you will use others.
"You have learned to stand up for yourself, to negotiate to prioritize. You will continue to use these skills no matter life will take you," Clemons said.
Trevor Day was named valedictorian and Kori Marshall was named salutatorian. They decided to deliver their speech together. They talked about their experiences as a class this past year.