River Ridge High School Celebrates Future Educators with Emotional Contract Signing Ceremony

This post was created on 05/08/2024.

In an emotional ceremony held at the media center of River Ridge High School, friends, family, and faculty gathered to celebrate a significant milestone for twenty-seven seniors who completed the Pasco County Schools Teacher Academy program. These future educators signed contracts guaranteeing them a golden opportunity to return to Pasco County Schools for employment after their graduation.

Beth Hess, a dedicated educator within the academy, was moved to tears as she expressed her gratitude and pride for her students. “This is more than a ceremony; it’s a testament to the dedication and passion these young individuals have for education,” said Hess amidst the applause and cheers of attendees. The event was a celebration of academic achievement and a heartwarming acknowledgment of the bonds and memories forged over the years between the students and their mentors.

A select group of students shared their inspiring journeys and words of wisdom in interviews with the Pasco School District.

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