Graduation ceremony held inside

Weather caused ceremony to be held in the main gymnasium

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By Photo by Raya Lehan

Throwing their hats into the air, the class of 2015 graduates inside the main gymnasium on Saturday, May 16.

Nick Booth, JagWire copy editor

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the class of 2015’s graduation ceremony was held inside the main gymnasium on Saturday, May 16.

According to activities director David Ewers, the circumstances limited the attendance at the ceremony, but the proceedings were otherwise unaffected.

“Obviously, less people could attend, that’s kind of a no-brainer,” Ewers said. “But beyond that, we conducted the ceremony in the same manner we would have, just different routes and stuff like that, but the ceremony itself was exactly the same as it would have been had it been outdoors, just a lesser number of attendees.”

Graduated senior Eli Sheahan thought the ceremony suffered some due to the location and could have been better, but turned out alright overall.

“I thought [the ceremony] was OK but it was very enclosed,” Sheahan said. “It was very difficult for both the band and the choir to maneuver back and forth during the ceremony, but other than that it was fun. The inside was OK but having it outside would have made the experience a lot better.”

The class of 2015 chose Ewers as the faculty speaker for the ceremony. During his speech, Ewers described the class with one word: “fun.” For Ewers, speaking at the ceremony was an exciting experience.

“I was really honored and humbled that they chose me to be the speaker,” Ewers said. “I was very nervous, because there was a lot of people, and they were kind of on top of you as well … with it being indoors, it was more tight quarters. Once it got going, everything went great and I got a lot of positive feedback from the students, so it was good.”

Graduated senior Savannah Rudicelgraduated senior Clayton Kistner and graduated senior Kate Schau also spoke at the ceremony.

Sheahan is very excited to have graduated from high school.

“I feel like a gladiator that just won my freedom to live my life the way I want to,” Sheahan said. “It’s a really great feeling to be able to be on your own with no one telling you what to do.”

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