South Barber graduates give tribute to classmate Jarrett Koblitz


Meagan Henry

SOUTH BARBER GRADUATING CLASS OF 2019 – Back row: ReAnna Dunlap, Karlissa Little, Brianna Duncan, Taylor Pollock, Morgan Polson, Kathleen Martin, Bryn Rathgeber, Savannah Hughbanks, Haylie Drake, Katie Holcomb, Destiny Lyons; Front row: Cole Coggins, JT Farney, Cody Jahay, Nick Malone, Neal Gugelmeyer, Brandon Baysinger, Isaac Doherty.

As the South Barber Class of 2019 held commencement Saturday afternoon, 18 students graduated. However, there was one honorary graduate who "is in the heart of each classmate here," as classmate and Salutatorian Taylor Pollock said in her address at graduation.

She was referring to Jarrett Levi Koblitz who has a terminal illness known as Hurler's Syndrome. "Jarrett has always had a way of bringing joy, love and humor to everyone." "Who could forget his tricycle with the bell riding down the hall?" She told funny stories about Jarrett, how he referred to himself as a "school dropout" when hi...

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