On the last Friday of the school year, June 10th this year, all of our underclassmen, faculty, and staff gather in the bleachers in our gymnasium with great anticipation. Parents, family, friends, Corporate Work Study supervisors, and alumni all sit in chairs on the floor and wait in anticipation for our special guests.
At exactly Noon, “Pomp and Circumstance” begins to play and all of the seniors dressed in burgundy robes and mortar boards process to the stage – the graduation ceremony has begun! And every year at exactly 1:00 p.m., after speeches from our valedictorian and president, awards and diplomas, the newest members of our alumni process out to the plaza to celebrate with hugs, high fives, bright smiles, and countless photographs! As it has been for more than a decade, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to a college or university.
Members of the Class of 2016 were accepted into 99 different schools throughout the United States. Together they have earned over $3.3 million in scholarships and financial aid.