As the staff at Franklin Community High School met and shook the hands of all 374 of this year’s graduates before commencement, they also quietly went through a mental checklist.
First, they congratulated the senior on finishing high school.
Then they reminded them about what the day represented. Yes, it was a celebration, and they had every reason to be excited. But remember: 373 other people were celebrating the same accomplishment, so students should not do anything that would embarrass anyone.