FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster served as the guest speaker for West Florence High Schools graduation ceremony Monday afternoon.
McMaster thanked the Florence 1 School District for allowing him to speak to the graduates and said the seniors deserved to have a chance to have a ceremony.
He congratulated the graduates on their achievement and read them quotes from world leaders to take with them after graduation. He told the graduates they must aim high and not aim low as they move on into the next chapter of their lives in education, military, or the workforce.
“In my heart of congratulations to you, this day signifies that you have successfully navigated the near shipwrecks of teenage life and have arrived upon the shores of adulthood,” McMaster said. “Here life will teach you the nearness of catastrophe and also the value of loyalty, kindness and generosity and the necessity a happiness, faithfulness and joy.”
McMaster reminded the students their even as they continue into life the memories from high school and the city of Florence will remain with them for the rest of their lives.