Graduation season is here. Commencement ceremonies around the state mark the start of a new chapter for many of Wyoming’s high school seniors. Wyoming Public Radio’s Aaron Schrank caught up with the class of 2014 to see how they feel about the big day—and the future.
It’s the last hurrah for graduating seniors at Casper’s Kelly Walsh High School. The Casper Events Center is packed, and the graduates are in high spirits.
Many in the state are concerned about the dropout rate in Wyoming’s schools. State Director of Education Rich Crandall says in addressing the problem the goal should be to continue to engage and challenge students.
Crandall says the best way to turn things around is to focus on improving the education experience.