49 members Class of 2018 to graduate Friday evening
Springfield High School will conduct its 2018 commencement Friday evening, May 18, starting at 7:00 in the school gymnasium.
Forty-nine graduates 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 Hailey Hovland and Salutatorian Anna Plotz, 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 2018. 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.
Commencement is a milestone — one of life’s benchmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members and friends gather to celebrate past and future. Commencement in Springfield is a community celebration that spans the weekend and more. Hundreds of community members and guests are expected to attend graduation exercises. There will be many parties and open house receptions for graduates this weekend with gatherings, morning, noon and night. Best wishes to all the graduates and their families for a joyous occasion.
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