Class of 2018
Valedictorian

Valedictorian
Well, graduates, we made it! These years have flown by. We all started from the bottom, now it looks like we are here. It seems like just yesterday we came into high school not knowing what to expect. Now as we depart we have learned all we can from Chalker, and it is time for us to move on.  This is a night thirteen years in the making. This class is definitely one of Chalker’s most memorable classes. If I can leave you with one piece of advice it would be that you don't need to be perfect. As humans we are designed to make mistakes. Mistakes are a way of life. This year has taught me that lesson. You don't need to be perfect. Because as my father has told me for years “when you lay your head down at night you have to know that you gave it your all.” that quote has carried me through many aspects of my life. High school has showed me that you should always follow your heart. Don't let what other people do affect how you want to live your life. A quote from Steve Jobs highlights  how important it is for you to live your own life, “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of the other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice”  So to the upcoming classes at Chalker, know that everything is going to be okay. When life throws you a curve ball, all you have to do is adjust and hit a dinger.  Again I would like to thank everyone for coming to Chalker’s 2018 graduation ceremony. Everyone here has truly made an impact on our class and we are thankful for that. Our future is bright class of 2018. Good luck to all of you in your next steps moving forward. All we have to do is just Send It!   ~Mackenzie Schwab
Keynote Speaker

Ashlee Dietz



Ashlee Dietz is a 2009 graduate and valedictorian of Chalker High School. Ashlee attended The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2013 and Master’s Degree in Dairy Science in 2015.
 
Ashlee is currently employed by Ohio State University Extension and serves as the 4-H Educator of Trumbull County.  Ashlee oversees 29 4-H Clubs, 105 4-H volunteers and nearly 600 4-H members. Ashlee is passionate for animal agriculture and working with youth of all ages. As a 4-H Educator, she encompasses positive youth development by introducing and instilling core values through hands-on learning that will help youth prepare for their futures.
 
Ashlee also enjoys the opportunity to visit schools through enrichment programs, allowing her to work directly in the classrooms with teachers and students.  She strives to be a positive influence for future leaders and adult volunteers in her county.  Ashlee shared valuable tips, as a Chalker Alum, for life after high school and she hopes everyone will take a few pointers from her journey.

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