06/04/12 - 2:05pm
"Saving the best for last" was the motto of Ninilchik High School's class of 2012. That's exactly what the May 24 commencement exercises were if you consider "best" to be:
* Praise for the class from the principal and student speakers;
* A guest speaker not only well liked by the students, but also recognized for his contributions to the school;
* Scholarships totaling $71,000;
* And, finally, diplomas as testimony of the students' hard work.