Washington commencement set for Sunday afternoon
At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the 138 members of the Class of 2014 will enter the Washington High School gymnasium as students and leave as graduates after the annual graduation commencement.
“Its certainly one of those highlights that kids and parents keep with them forever,” Washington Schools Superintendent Mike Jorgensen said. “It is one of those things you don’t forget. In terms of big moments in a person’s life, this is one of them.”
The commencement will begin with the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by organist Virginia Bordwell. Jorgensen will give the welcome address.
Washington High School Principal Erik Buchholz will introduce the student speakers. Caitlin Yeggy will give a speech titled “A Unique Collection.” Mary Katherine Horak’s speech will be “Someday.” Erica Zieglowsky will give the speech “Clay in Our Own Hands.” The High School Concert Choir will perform vocal selections “Breakaway” and “The Halls of Ivy.”
Buchholz and dean of students Randy Schrader will present scholarships. Buchholz will then present the graduating class. Diplomas will be given. Jorgenson, school board president Eric Turner, and guidance department secretary Jona Dalrymple will award the diplomas. The top five silver cord participants will be recognized.
Curriculum director Veta Thode and Turner will present the valedictorian and the salutatorian. The recessional will be “War March of the Priests.”