ROSELAND — Members of the Silver Lake High School class of 2014 compare their school years to notches on a totem pole.
Seniors Kila Timm and Tori Kissell walked the group of 16 graduates and their families and friends through those memorable rungs at Silver Lake’s graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon at the school.
“In kindergarten, we were the little ones. The bottom of the totem pole,” Timm said in her address.
She and Kissell went on to relate mutual memories that the class shared throughout their years of school.
Those recollections included a class ant farm in second grade, the class’s graduation to the second floor of the elementary building in third grade, their field trip to Memorial Stadium in fourth grade, the acquisition of several new classmates in fifth and sixth grades, the adventures of learning to drive when the group collectively began to hit age 16.
And — finally — the blissful blur of their senior year.