Graduation season is fully upon the Mid-Ohio Valley, with a few ceremonies already having taken place and many more right around the corner.
As seniors don their caps and gowns and enter a new chapter of their lives, we want to offer our congratulations.
Many students have worked very hard to get to this point and that work should be celebrated. And while it's always a good idea to plan for the future, we encourage our graduates to stop and enjoy the moment as well.
It may take some time to figure out what you want to study in college or what kind of career will make you happy. Very few people know that at age 18 and that's OK.
Explore your interests and learn what you truly enjoy to do.
Spend time with your family, since it may be the last time you all live together. Have fun with friends because in the upcoming months and years, you'll likely find yourself living in different cities, states and even countries.
This is a time that can be stressful for students, as there are a lot of new adventures and unknown challenges ahead.
Don't let nerves get the best of you. Everyone will make mistakes but this is the time to do that and to learn from them.
We wish all the area's graduates the best of luck in whatever they choose to do.