Springfield celebrates commencement
Commencement represents the culmination of a student’s academic achievement. It is a time of celebration and reflection for students, families, friends, faculty and staff. It brings together a community to share in the joy of accomplished goals.
Springfield High School will conduct its 2017 Commencement Friday evening, May 19, starting at 7:00 in the school gymnasium.
Forty-six students — 25 young women and 21 young men — will walk through the school corridors one last time as students, march into the gymnasium to the music of Pomp and Circumstance to receive their diplomas, and leave the sheltering wings of their school to begin a new phase in their lives.
Leading class scholars, Valedictorian Callie Wersal and Salutatorian Kate Quesenberry, will give the commencement address.
The Springfield High School Band, directed by Stephen Seaberg, and the Concert Choir, directed by Julie Prechel, will present several musical numbers during the program.
High School Principal Patrick Moriarty will present the Class of 2017. Superintendent of Schools Keith Kottke and School Board Chairman Charles Tews will award diplomas to the graduates.
Scholarships and special awards will be presented during the program.