In communities across our area dozens of young men and women have joined the ranks of high school graduates in the past week while the rest of the members of the class of 2,019 are preparing to do so prior to the end of the month.
Most will be furthering their education while smaller percentages will pursue careers in the work force or the military.
There is no shortage of jobs awaiting those who are prepared to get their hands dirty or do manual labor but the employment future for those bound for college is far less certain. Parents and grandparents worry about the future these grads will face, but I’m sure our parents and grandparents had the same concern when we left high school behind.
Those of us who have been willing to work hard and survive the various difficulties that life can bring have done all right and I’m sure the class of 2,019 members will be Okay too.
That’s the way I see it…