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To all of our graduating high school seniors clad in their caps and gowns this month during graduation season, we tip our caps.

Your 13-year journey from kindergarten to high school comes to an official end this month as you hear your name called, walk across the stage, shake hands with dignitaries and receive your diploma.

For some 1,700 seniors in high schools in Whitfield and Murray counties and our local homeschool students, graduation ceremonies kicked off last week and continue through this week. North Murray got the festivities going on Friday, while our nine other high schools continue the convocations today through Saturday.

While many students will go straight into the workforce, many are headed to college or to post-secondary education. Others have joined the military and will soon depart for training.

Wherever you are headed, we congratulate our graduating students at Christian Heritage School, Coahulla Creek, Dalton, Morris Innovative, Murray, North Murray, Northwest Whitfield, Phoenix, Pleasant Valley Innovative and Southeast Whitfield. We also offer our best to our area homeschool students who are graduating.

The Daily Citizen-News pays tribute to these students with a special 28-page "Salute to Our Graduates" section in today's newspaper. In this full color edition, you'll see photographs of graduating students from our 10 high schools in Whitfield and Murray counties. We hope you enjoy seeing the smiling faces of so many proud graduates.

These graduates couldn't have done it alone. We know graduation isn't only for the graduates. Family, friends, coaches, teachers, mentors, pastors and others have all made huge impacts on the youth of Whitfield and Murray counties.

To our graduating seniors, best of luck in whatever you pursue after high school. One journey ends, another begins. Congratulations!

Wherever you are headed, we congratulate our graduating students at Christian Heritage School, tribute to these students with a special page "Salute to Our Graduates" section in today's newspaper. React to this story.

Congratulate Someone on Publishing a Book or Article

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Steps

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Congratulating Someone in Person

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    Bring up the accomplishment. Don't skirt around the issue when there's something to celebrate! Mention the reason that congratulations are in order right off the bat. If you want, you can tell the person how you heard the news. This will set the right tone and make it easier to say the right words and share in the person's excitement.[1] Here are a few ways to bring it up:
    • Craig, I heard the big news that you're engaged! How wonderful!
    • Celine, your father told me that you scored more points than anyone else on the team this season.
    • Lola, I just saw your Facebook post. I am so excited to hear that you're having a baby!
    • Marcus, we just heard the great news that you were promoted to senior manager.
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    Say "congratulations" with a smile. After stating the achievement, express your congratulations with a winning smile. The expression on your face is pretty important, because if you say congratulations with a serious look on your face, the person will probably think you aren't actually all that happy for him or her.
    • If you're congratulating a close friend or relative, you can give the person a hug, too.
    • If you're worried your facial expression won't come off the way you want it to, you might try practicing in the mirror at home before you see the person.[2]
    • Your tone of voice matters, too. When you say "congratulations," sound excited - not flat.
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    Mention your feelings on the subject. If it's appropriate, you can follow up the word "congratulations" with an expression of how you feel. For example, you could say that you've enjoyed watching the person work toward his or her goal, or simply say "I'm really happy for you." Be as expressive as you want, keeping in mind that your tone of voice will really make a difference.
    • Another way you could follow your initial expression of congratulations is by asking some questions about the accomplishment. If your friend is having a baby, for instance, you could ask about the due date, or ask if there's any way you can help out in the coming months.
    • If you're expressing congratulations in a professional setting, especially to your boss or manager, it's fine to be a bit more private after you've expressed congratulations. Stick with the usual customs of your workplace; if people are generally friendly and effusive, say as much as you want. If you work in a traditional corporate environment, you may not want to go overboard.
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    Try to make it heartfelt. No matter why you're congratulating someone, try to make your words and actions as genuine as possible. Of course, there are moments when it's necessary to congratulate someone when you're not feeling particularly happy for them, and in those cases you just have to fake it as well as you can. But try to remember that you'll have your turn in the spotlight at some point, and there's nothing wrong with celebrating someone else and trying your best to emanate positive vibes instead of nursing jealous thoughts.
    • If you feel forced to congratulate someone when you really aren't happy for them, it might be best to send a note instead of congratulating him or her in person. You might not be able to control your facial expressions face to face. The person could be left feeling deflated, or wondering whether you're jealous.

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Going Above and Beyond

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    Send an email or card. In addition to saying "congrats" in person, you might want to send a congratulatory note. You could send a simple email or Facebook note, or write a message on a card you pick out from the stationery store. The note you write should include the basics - a mention of the accomplishment, the word "congratulations," and a few happy sentiments.
    • This note is perfect for a relative: Dear Suzette, we learned that you and George are expecting a new baby this year. Congratulations! We are thrilled that a new member will soon be joining the Comer clan! We can't wait to see you at the Halloween party to hear how things are going. Much love, Betty and Pete
    • If you're writing a note to a colleague, make it a bit more formal: Joan, I heard the great news that you were promoted to Chief of Staff. Allow me to express my heartfelt congratulations on this accomplishment. I know the company will change in very positive ways under your leadership. All best, Ryan
    • To congratulate someone on getting married, it's okay to gush a little: Tim and Mary, from the moment I saw the two of you together it was clear you were meant for each other. You're an amazing couple, and everyone who knows you can feel the love you two exude. Congratulations on starting your journey together! I wish you many years of happiness! Love, Brenda
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    Send a gift. If the occasion is special enough to merit a gift, something thoughtful and not too expensive is usually the right way to go. Choose a gift that lets the person know you want to celebrate with them and send it with a note of congratulations.
    • You can't go wrong with flowers, whether you want to mark a professional achievement or a personal landmark.
    • Food items are also usually welcome. Pick a universal favorite, like chocolates or fresh fruit.
    • A bottle of wine or good bourbon might be a good choice.
    • For a high school or college graduate, a small amount of cash will probably be appreciated.
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    Spread the word. You can help spread the person's joy by telling other people the good news, so they can congratulate the person as well. Write a congratulatory post on Facebook, or get everyone in the office to sign a card. Before you decide to spread the word, just make sure the news is yours to share! Some people might prefer to keep good news private until they're ready to reveal it to more people.

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    Celebrate with a party. If your best friend got into the college of her dreams, or your colleague is moving on to greener pastures, having a party to congratulate the person is a great way to show how much you care. It doesn't have to be a giant bash - you could hold an after-work gathering at a restaurant, or invite people over for pizza to celebrate. The person you're congratulating will never forget your kind gesture!

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Handling Unique Scenarios

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    Congratulate someone on a professional achievement. In the workplace, there will be many occasions for congratulating your colleagues on their new promotion or job. Remember to keep your company culture in mind when you choose how to congratulate someone at work. Don't be overly effusive in a formal office atmosphere - keep it professional. Here are some great ways to congratulate someone at work:
    • Say "congratulations" in person, with a genuine smile.
    • Write a brief and professional congratulatory note.
    • If you're close to the person, you could take him or her out for drinks or bring a treat to the office for everyone to share.
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    Share your excitement that someone is getting married. When you're congratulating someone who just got engaged or married, show some excitement for them! Give them a call or write a note on Facebook to tell them you wish them many years of happiness. If you're close, an additional gesture is probably in order:
    • Send a card with a personal note congratulating the couple.
    • Consider sending a small gift, like flowers or a bottle of wine.
    • If the person is a colleague, have everyone in the office sign a card for the happy coworker.
    • Consider throwing a shower if you're close to the person.
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    Offer congrats to someone having a baby. A baby on the way is another sentimental occasion that should be marked with a genuine smile and hug. If your friend, relative or colleague announced a pregnancy, say congratulations in person and consider doing the following:[3]
    • Send a card. It's customary to do so, and you'll find many options in the stationary store.
    • Send a gift. If you feel like it, you could send a little baby gift in anticipation of the birth.
    • Throw a shower. If you're close to the person, you might be the right one to organize a baby shower.[4]
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    Congratulate someone for getting through a tough time. If you notice that someone has overcome some personal hurdles, you might want to show your encouragement and love by congratulating them. For example, maybe your friend just finished a round of chemo and found out that her cancer is in remission, or your aunt just finished getting her degree after many years of hard work. Figure out the gesture that best matches the situation.[5]
    • Sending a thoughtfully-written note is always a nice idea - especially when the person isn't expecting to get it.
    • Taking the person out to dinner or out for drinks is a good way to celebrate a personal achievement.

Community Q&A

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  • Question

    How can I write a congratulations message to my daughter who just graduated from medical school?

    A heartfelt letter outlining her achievement and all of the work she did to accomplish it would be the best thing and more meaningful than a pre-printed card.

  • Question

    Why is saying congratulations important?

    It's important because it shows someone that you care. You're acknowledging their achievement and telling them that you're happy for them.

  • Question

    How can I give a speech for a close friend who just graduated?

    This is a huge milestone in their life, so first congratulate them. You could bring up some fun memories from the past to get the audience laughing. Some of the most touching speeches describe how much the graduate has changed your life positively. And be sure to paint them in the best light possible; don't embarrass them too much because it's their special day.

  • Question

    How do I congratulate someone on becoming a nurse?

    You might just say "Congratulations on getting that job!" You can also send a card with a handwritten message.

  • Question

    After 40 years classmates are meeting. How do I congratulate them?

    Present them with some gifts. Gift them something which might come in handy.

  • Question

    How do I congratulate someone on becoming a mother?

    You could just write a letter or attach a gift and a congratulatory message.

  • Question

    How do I congratulate someone on their husband's achievement in politics?

    "Congratulations on your husband's success, he is absolutely deserving of this new position, and I'm sure he will serve his post honorably. Sincerely, [your name]."

  • Question

    What do I do if I am running for class president and lose? Should I congratulate the opponent, and express sadness or anger?

    Casually tell the opponent how disappointed you are about losing, but congratulate him/her.

  • Question

    How do I congratulate someone who got a scholarship?

    Send them a card or shoot them a text. Give them a call or go visit them in person. You can always bring them a gift, too.

  • Question

    Should a man ask for permission from a woman's parents to wed their daughter?

    It is not required, but could be a thoughtful gesture depending on the family and your situation.

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When you want to tell someone their life achievement is worth celebrating, it’s typical to offer a note of congratulations.

Saying ‘congratulations’ can take many forms. Sometimes, we shorten the word to simply, ‘Congrats!’ Other times, it may be more appropriate to pen a long, thorough message that showcases how proud you are.

Whatever the case—be it a finished marathon, a major promotion, a new baby, or even a small victory like pulling a grade up from a C to an A—writing a congratulations message is a fantastic way to express your feelings and give praise.

As long as you pay attention to the recipient’s milestone, your words of congratulations will let them know you truly care about their success. Who knows, your heartfelt message might just make their day!

Since we’ve been focusing on writing how-to’s all month long, here are our tips for giving hearty congratulations throughout every stage of life.

Wedding Wishes

A wedding is a massive milestone in any person’s life, which puts the pressure on you to write something extra-special in your wedding card. Don’t worry! Here are some ideas to get you started . . .

  • I’m so happy to celebrate this special day with the two of you. Congrats!
  • You both are a wonderful example of what true love looks like. Congratulations on the start of your new chapter together!

New Baby Congratulations

There’s a new addition to the family, and it’s a small bundle of joy! Let your friend, coworker, or family member know how excited you are to meet the baby and, of course, see pictures. You could begin your congratulations message with . . .

  • Congrats on your little miracle! Wishing your family plenty of love, health, and happiness now and throughout life.
  • Wishing you and your newborn all the best—and plenty of sleep! Congrats on the safe arrival of your bundle of joy. 

Congrats to the New Grad

Graduating is a big deal at any age, as it’s often the culminating moment of years of hard work. How can you encapsulate a person’s educational achievements in words? Here are two good places to start . . .

  • Congrats, grad! I am so proud of you for reaching this milestone and can’t wait to see what you do next.
  • Congratulations on your graduation day! Wishing you all the success in the world as you begin your next adventure.

Still Stuck? A Simple Congratulations Guide

If you’re still lost for words, these tips can make it easier to write a message of congratulations, no matter who’s on the receiving end.

1Start strong. There’s one word you can always count on as you begin singing your praises. You probably guessed it: Congratulations! By congratulating your recipient from the very start, your note will already be on target with what you want to say.
2Be personal. Everyone loves a hand-written compliment! After you say congrats, tell the recipient how proud you are of them and remind them why they deserve this. Acknowledge the specific achievement and add in some extra congratulations words.
3End with a heartfelt closing. Offer your well-wishes for their continued success or new chapter, and you’re all set!

The goal of any congratulations message is to show the recipient you care—and to make them feel extra-special! Words go a long way in expressing our deepest sentiments, and congratulatory words are no exception.

What are your favorite ways to say congratulations at every milestone?

 

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What to Write in a Congratulations Card

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Say congratulations with a thoughtful message that shows how proud you are. Whether you’re congratulating a friend on a new job or a loved one on their new baby, share words that reflect your sentiment. A congratulations message can be short and sweet or long and heartfelt. You can tailor your message however you see fit as long as you acknowledge the recipient’s accomplishment or milestone. We’ve provided a few congratulations messages below to help you complete your congratulations card.

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What to Write in a Congratulations Card

If you have a writer’s block, we’ve provided helpful tips below to make your congratulations card easier to write.

  1. Say congratulations! Begin your card by congratulating the recipient on their hard work and achievement.
  2. Write how proud you are and what you’re proud of. Let the recipient know why you’re proud of them and acknowledge their exact accomplishment. This is the portion of the card where you can share a special message.
  3. Send well wishes. Offer well wishes for the recipient’s future and new chapter. You can be specific or generally wish them a bright future.
  4. End with a warm closing. Complete your card with a warm sign-off.

General Congratulations Messages and Words of Congratulation

Although you’ll want to personalize your card, you can start with a simple congratulations message. Here are a few messages that can be paired together or added onto a personalized message of your own to save some time:

  • “Congratulations to you, and wishing you even more success in the future.”
  • “I couldn’t be happier for you, or more proud. Congratulations.”
  • “When everyone else said it couldn’t be done, you showed the opposite to be true. So proud of you.”
  • “Enjoy the success you have worked so hard to achieve. Great job!”
  • “Success didn’t happen overnight. Your dedication and hard work has really paid off! Congratulations!”
  • “Congratulations, to you and best of luck to you in the future!”
  • “With so much excitement and happiness for you, congratulations!

Congratulations On Your New Home Messages

If a friend or family member has recently moved into a new home and you’re hoping to find the right words to congratulate them look below! You may just find the perfect words to wish them well in their new place.

  • “Congratulations on your new home! I hope that it becomes everything you imagined it could be!”
  • “Congratulations! May this new house become a forever home!”
  • “I can’t wait for all the memories you’ll make in this new home of yours. Congratulations and best of luck!”
  • “Congratulations on such an incredible new place! I can’t wait to visit!”
  • “May your new home bring you lots of happiness in the coming years. Congratulations!”
  • “What an exciting new adventure you’ve begun with your family! May your new home be all that you wanted. Congrats!”
  • “Wishing you and your family all the best as you turn your new house into a loving, beautiful home.”
  • “I can’t believe how amazing your new home is! Can’t wait to visit in the next year! Congratulations!”

Congratulations on Your New Job Messages

Whether you’re congratulating a co-worker or wishing a friend congratulations on their new job, a simple message that sums up this exciting time in their life can help cheer them on.

  • “Lots of celebrating and lots of congratulating are definitely in order. Wishing you success on your new job!”
  • “Congratulations On Your New Job! Wishing you all of the best for a brighter tomorrow! You totally deserve it!”
  • “This position was truly made for you. Congratulations on finding such a perfect opportunity.”
  • “You’re on your way to great things, and we wish you the best, today and always.”
  • “I heard you got the job you’ve always wanted. Cheers to your continued success!”
  • “While we’ll miss your valuable contributions and dedication, I am so glad you got a new job that excites you.”

Graduation Congratulations Messages

Congratulate the graduate on their achievements in education by acknowledging how hard they’ve worked. You can also send them well wishes for a successful future as they take the next step in their career. Visit our guide on graduation messages and wishes for more inspiration to complete your graduation card.

  • “You met the challenge with determination, strength, and total confidence! Congrats!”
  • “I am confident that your education will be an important key to unlocking doors to your potential. You are already a success.”
  • “Congrats grad! Shoot for the moon because even if you miss it, you will land amongst the stars.”
  • “We are so proud that you are a graduate now. Congratulations dear!”
  • “Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!”
  • “You’ll always remember this day and so will all of us who were here cheering you on. Congratulations and best of luck to you always!”

The staff of KhNMU wishes you sincere greetings, good health, prosperity, stability, true friends, and realization of all the noble ideas and cherished dreams!.

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