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Boys Town Graduation

For​ many, Boys Town becomes a home, a school and a support system for young boys and girls across the nation. Graduation marks a new beginning for the students who came from all over with many different backgrounds and circumstances. These students have lacked the advantages that many other high schoolers receive and now Boys Town sends them on their way with a diploma and new skills to achieve great things.

This year 108 students graduated from Boys Town High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The ceremony was held in Boys Town Music Hall at 1:30 p.m. where the graduates' friends, families and teachers gathered to celebrate their successes. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts also came to celebrate this milestone with the students.  About 65 percent will attend a two-year or four-year college program, most will join the work force and a few will go into the Job Corps and/or Military.

A 2018 graduate, Gerald, stood before his peers to speak about how special a place like Boys Town is and how the relationships formed are unlike any other high school. He spoke of the importance of supporting each other regardless of their differences in order to achieve success each day.

"Boys Town has given us all the resources, knowledge and skills to be great," ​said Gerald. "So now it's up to us all to put them to use, to make the best out of what life throws at us."

Let's take a moment to celebrate the Boys Town High School Class of 2018. Their determination has brought them to this moment in life and thanks to the support of Boys Town these students have been given the opportunity to see the potential that lies in each and every one of them.​