Mark’s Musings – May 22, 2019

| May 20, 2019

Mark Fortune

We are in full swing as another school year wraps up in Coshocton County and beyond. Everyone here at The Beacon sends our best wishes to all Ridgewood High School graduates as seniors were awarded their diplomas on Sunday evening, May 19.

River View High School and Coshocton High School seniors will graduate this coming Sunday in our community and we wish all of these young men and women the best as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives. Best wishes to all of you!

There are so many different and varied paths for our young people to pursue in today’s world. They could enter a branch of the Armed Forces, start a career, pursue a degree at a four year university, attend a trade school, a two year technical school or learn a craft or trade like welding, plumbing, electrical or probably several others that I am not aware of.

Regardless of the career path that they choose, they need to know that the people of Coshocton County are proud of them and wish them only the very best.

In another first for Coshocton County, a combined Coshocton County Baccalaureate service was hosted by River View High School on Sunday evening, May 19 in the RV auditorium with seniors from River View and Coshocton attending. It was a great evening and fantastic to see our community coming together to celebrate upcoming graduations and hear a tremendous recognized speaker and author in Todd Gongwer, introduced by Serenity Cannon of River View.

Gongwer is the author of “Lead . . . For God’s Sake!” which is a parable for finding a heart of leadership. Gongwer shared the 12 principles in the book with the seniors and other guests in the River View auditorium.

A combined choir featuring River View and Coshocton seniors sang “To Everything There is a Season” and a community sing of Hillsong United’s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” was led by Annie Bosson of River View and Graham Beaumont of Coshocton with everyone standing.

The event was a partnership of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the Coshocton Ministerial Association, the River View Ministerial Association and leaders from both schools.

Pastor Christy Suffecool, associate pastor at Grace United Methodist Church, and representing the Coshocton Ministerial Association welcomed everyone to the event and gave the closing prayer. Olivia Griffith of River View and Katie Fauver from Coshocton provided their respective class information to the audience and Claire Warschauer of River View and Kenzie Potter from Coshocton read Scriptures.

It was great to see seniors from two of our county schools mingling and attending a combined event. The word is that all area schools can hopefully attend a 2020 event as Ridgewood was graduating on this particular Sunday. Thanks for a great job and congratulations to everyone that made this event possible.

As of Monday, May 20, the Indians are 4.5 games behind Minnesota and in second place while the Reds are in last place and 7.5 games behind. The Pirates (yes, we know some of you are out there) are only 3 games back.

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