BIXBY, Okla. — It’s commencement season and as college students end their senior 12 months, one commencement picture is getting a variety of consideration.
It exhibits dozens of Bixby Excessive Faculty graduates on their telephones throughout the commencement ceremony.
“On the commencement ceremony final week, Mr. Adams on the very starting simply made an announcement to everybody on the market and stated to all the scholars, requested them to take out their telephones and everybody to take a selfie, now ship it to somebody who has helped you get right here,” says Ray Blake, the top wrestling coach at Bixby Highschool.
The scholars thanked lecturers, mentors and fogeys.
“After we made that announcement, after 10-to-15 seconds or so, I felt in my pocket beginning to buzz,” Blake stated.
Blake stated he obtained not one, or two, however three texts from a few of his college students. This was coach Ray’s first 12 months at Bixby and in Oklahoma. He says the scholars’ texts had been additional particular to him after transferring right here from throughout the nation this previous 12 months.
“As a coach, or educator, you don’t do it for the cash and also you don’t do it for the popularity, or fame,” Blake stated. “You do it to hopefully assist a number of the folks alongside the way in which.”
He says he hopes his college students take this commencement lesson out into the true world — understanding the impression they will have on others.
“Keep in mind the teachings and the values they discovered right here at Bixby and their properties up so far and carry these with them and acknowledge: you don’t get locations by yourself. It takes a village. And be pleased about the alternatives and the individuals who helped them get the place they’re at this time.”
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