Congratulations to this year's grads
By Thunderworld Staff
Congratulations to the class of 2017.
The school year is coming to an end, and many of you will be leaving Highline to move on with your lives.
No matter what your next step is, we wish you all the best.
Some of you will be going on to a university for your bachelor's degree, or maybe getting one here, and some will be joining the workforce. Others of you will be traveling back to your native countries after spending time separated by oceans from your families.
No matter what your story is, and future holds, we hope your journey at Highline has been a good one that you will cherish forever.
It has been a long road for many of you, and you should be proud of everything you have accomplished. The community college four-year completion rate is well below 50 percent, so your accomplishment is no small thing.
However, students graduating with associate degrees aren't the only students who need recognition.
Whether you are graduating with your associates degree, bachelor's degree, a certificate, high school diploma or GED, it was an important step for your future, and you deserve to be recognized for it.
Even though you are leaving Highline and moving on to bigger and better things, you will forever be a T-Bird, and part of the Highline community. Once a T-Bird, always a T-Bird.
With that said, don't forget to join the Alumni Association to remain connected to your fellow T-Birds. You can join at alumni.highline.edu to receive discounts on Highline sporting events and memorabilia, along with quarterly newsletters, as well as opportunities to give back to future T-Birds.
Congratulations to you all, and good luck.