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Sandy High School graduates 340 in class of 2019 with Tualatin-based ceremony

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - The Sandy High Class of 2019 graduated at Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin on June 14, sending all students off to pursue higher education, employment or other aspirations. Sandy High School's class of 2019 was sent into the real world Friday, June 14, with a comical and motivational speech from Superintendent Aaron Bayer.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Oregon Trail School District board Director Marjan Salveter happily presents her daughter Marley with her diploma on June 14. He started off bemoaning that he'd planned to utilize a speech from actor Ashton Kutcher, but a principal in West Virginia had beat him to it and ruined it for him. He then concluded by reciting a bedtime story to the students.

Of 10 finalists, Derek Evans was named this year's Outstanding Senior.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Sandy High School graduated 340 students on June 14.Evans plans to attend the University of Oregon's Honors College in the fall to major in public policy analysis and Spanish. He aspires to go into a career in policy law specializing in immigration and migrant work issues.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Derek Evans was named the 2019 Outstanding Senior at the June 12 Sandy High commencement.Oregon Trail School District Board of Directors Chairman DJ Anderson added that while grads were preparing for after-parties, the summer and their futures, their parents are picking out paint colors for "their new home office, which (the grads) once called (their) bedroom."

SHS graduated 340 students June 14, sending them on their way to pursue goals to join the workforce, save up for a better future or pursue higher education.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Oregon Trail School District board Chairman DJ Anderson addresses the Class of 2019 at the June 14 graduation ceremony in Tualatin."I firmly believe no matter what you do in life, you should strive to be the best," Anderson noted. "Do not be afraid to affect change; do not be afraid to be a leader; do not be afraid to love life. Leave your mark on the world."

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