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By Dallas Smith
Graduating GHS Student 

On graduating and a town that makes memories

Guest Commentary


Graduation for Goldendale High School is coming quickly, and for me it’s personal. My name is Dallas Smith and I am one of the 85 students who have journeyed to this point in our lives. For me this is a great accomplishment. I have worked incredibly hard to reach this, but now that it’s upon me, I’m equal parts excited and fearful. I’m excited to finally be rid of the shackles that have held me in Goldendale, but I fear the unknown.

Yes, I may be laboring under the stereotype of the student who can’t wait to leave the podunk little town they grew up in and never come back, but in truth that’s only part of it. The farthest I’ve been from Goldendale is Seattle and even then on...

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