A lot happens in 13 years. When the Class of 2017 entered kindergarten in 2004, George W. Bush was running for a second term. Mount St. Helens erupted that year. The Cowlitz Tribe announced it wanted to build a casino in Clark County. Evergreen won the state 4A football title that fall, the first for a Clark County school since playoffs began.
Now those shy 5-year-olds are 18 and launching into a new phase of life. We honor their accomplishments and wish them well, for they are our future.
Battle Ground High School
Graduation: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, The CAGE (large gym), 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground, with 478 graduates.
Honors: Valedictorian is Janelle Tapani and salutatorian is Danielle Keerbs.
CAM High School
Baccalaureate: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Battle Ground Baptist Church, 1110 N.W. Sixth Ave., Battle Ground.
Graduation: 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, Prairie High School, 11311 N.E. 119th St., Brush Prairie, with 56 graduates.