TROY Center School Graduates Seven Students

Graduating seniors from TROY Center, an alternative school in Whitley County, received their diplomas Monday evening at a ceremony held at the school.

“We are so proud of you,” said Nicole Trier, TROY’s administrator.  “You’ve worked very hard and have come so far.”

As part of the night’s ceremony, math instructor Bill Webber spoke and offered “six rules to live by.”  He encouraged the graduates to trust themselves.  “Dig deep and ask yourself what do you want to be? What makes you happy?  Listen to your gut,” he said.  Second, he said the graduates should plan to break the rules.  “Break the rules, not the law. Think outside the box and don’t be like everyone else.”  The third rule Webber offered, “don’t be afraid to fail.  This is an exciting time. There’s no sense in being scared.  This is America ~ you have the greatest chance at opportunity.”  #4, “Say to yourself, ‘YES I CAN.” Rule #5, “Work your butt off ! Don’t fail simply because you didn’t work hard enough.  There is no way around hard work. Remember, you cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”

Lastly, Webber told graduates that giving back was the last rule to live by.  He encouraged the group to offer their talent, time and services to their community, state and country.

“This is a great group of students,” Webber said to the crowd of parents and family members.  “I love them all.  This is the best alternative school in the state of Indiana.”

TROY’s graduating class selected a motto that summed up the group’s perspective on life.  “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending,” ~ Carl Bard.

United Way of Whitley County has been honored to establish a community partnership with TROY Center and fully supports the impact they have on lives of youth in Whitley County.   Congratulations, TROY Center graduates !

(article content contributed by Christie Workman, The Post and Mail newspaper)

 

 

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