Teachers saying goodbye to more than 1,500 graduates in Cache County schools this year

NORTH LOGAN — With all the growth continuing in the county, some have wondered how that’s affecting local schools.

On KVNU’s For the People program earlier this week, Tim Smith, Public Information Officer for the Cache County School District, talked about how many seniors they are expecting to see graduate this year.

“Our classes, so if you take just all of the seniors this year, it usually floats between 14 and 1,600 students per class, all the way down to Kindergarten. And so we’re graduating, the hope is, about 1,540 seniors this year,” he said.

On their website, CCSDUT.org there’s a note there that if someone has a student, or senior especially, that’s graduating you can tell that student’s story.

Smith related some of the amazing stories of some of their students.

We’ve got a set of quintuplets, they lost one of their (siblings) as a young child, but they’ve got four of them graduating this year from one of our schools,” Smith added. “We have a student that got a perfect score on one of their AP tests. So, anyway, a lot of fun stories. We’ve got a student that swims for the Costa Rican Paralympics that we interviewed recently. So, students are involved in a lot of fun things.”

Smith said it’s sad for teachers when students graduate and move on with their lives.

But they are rewarded when they see them out in the community, accomplishing things. He said the trick for most teachers, though, is trying to place kids in the right year.

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