The Class of 2015's graduation went off without a hitch on May 29th. Approximately 258 seniors took the stage to shake hands and move on to their bright future, prepared with one of the finest academic settings in the state.
Despite weather threatening to create a challenge, the ceremony at the Mt. Vernon High School football field began the future of some very excited seniors. Highlights of the evening included the band performing the prelude and national anthem, followed by opening remarks by Mr. Derek Shelton, Assistant Principal.
The salutatory address was given by Samantha Gawrys with encouragement to be happy now, and the valedictory address was by Caitlin Lindman with a focus on seizing every opportunity. The choir sang "The Road Home by Stephen Paulus, and the band played "At Dawn they Slept", a tribute to Pearl Harbor by Jay Bocook.
Soon after Mr. Bernard Campbell, Principal of Mt. Vernon High School, addressed the Class of 2015 encouraging the seniors to make a difference, look to give back and to choose what is right. Mr. Campbell then presented the Class of 2015, along with:
Dr. William Riggs, Superintendent
Mr. Greg Roach, Assistant Principal
Mr. Fred Granger, Class Sponsor
Mrs. Sarah Weaver, Class Sponsor
Superintendent Dr. Bill Riggs began the closing ceremonies by recognizing the graduates, and Mr. Campbell gave the final farewell. The choir closed the ceremonies before the recessional with "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" by Peter Lutkin.
See the rest of the pictures in the MVHS Photo Gallery here.
Watch the full graduation below. It begins at approximately 1:20. To order a DVD-R of the 2015 Mt. Vernon High School Graduation for $25, visit www.focusrightproductions.com/store. It will be mailed to your house 3-4 weeks after graduation from Focus Right Productions.: