By KRIS REILLY
Well-wishers packed the Lucerne Valley High School gymnasium last Friday night to watch the school’s seniors celebrate the past while taking a step toward the future.
The LVHS Commencement Ceremony honored 42 seniors (from a graduating class of 44), including Valedictorian Karen Angeles and Salutatorian Vincent Risler.
Angeles and Risler addressed the crowd, as did LVHS English teacher Brian Hood, who was chosen by the students as the guest speaker. Hood mentioned that the word commencement literally means “to initiate, to begin.”