Joshua Tucker Anderson and Robert William Warnick became the first ever graduates from Hope High School when they picked up diplomas May 19. Other Hope students have graduated with correspondence studies or transferred to Anchorage or Kenai-Soldotna schools. However, not since Hope and Sunrise were founded circa 1889 has a student graduated from Hope High School.
Josh, the class valedictorian and the school's Masonic Outstanding Student for the second year in a row, has a full tuition scholarship to the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has attended Hope since the first grade. He is the son of Larry and Susan Anderson.
Robert hopes to take off and "Explore the United States."
Both students told teachers they are looking forward to graduation and a chance "To be around more girls."
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