“High school has brought some of the most memorable times in my life. It wasn’t always fun, but I made so many memories and good friends in the last four years. It was all worth it. … I’m ready for the new memories in the new chapter of my life.”
— Tanner Wilson, Mapleton High School Valedictorian
June 13, 2018 — Hundreds of community members attended the 2018 Siuslaw and Mapleton high school graduations last weekend.
Of Siuslaw’s 93 graduating seniors, who walked in a ceremony on June 8, Principal Kerri Tatum said, “This group is special because they are a very kind group. The care they show for each other and those around them is unparalleled. They also led the school as a solid unit, winning Spirit Week three years in a row.”
On June 9, five Mapleton seniors graduated in a smaller ceremony, filled in a big way by picture slideshows created by the graduates themselves.
Mapleton School District Superintendent Jodi O’Mara said, “I am so proud of each of our five graduating seniors. They worked hard and deserved to celebrate their accomplishments through graduation.”