Sherman high school 2011 graduation was held 6 p.m. May 26 in the school’s gymnasium. There were 90 students who graduated from the school this year.
Among these students there were many awards and scholarships given so they will be able to further their education, school officials said.
The graduation was broadcasted live and played in real time so people who did not have an admission ticket for the gym could watch from the school’s cafeteria. This live Internet broadcast also made it possible for family members living out of state who could not be there to watch the ceremony, officials added.
The 2011 class motto was, “In my hands I hold today, in my dreams I hold tomorrow, in my faith I hold forever.” With this motto in their hearts and minds there was excitement and sadness as the graduates closed one chapter of their life and opened the door on new one.
Scott High School in Madison graduated 133 students and also honored a young man that would have graduated but passed away in the eighth grade. A chair with a teddy bear and graduation cap and gown was placed for Brian Johnson.
“I know your classmate is with you today,” said Scott High Prinicpal Doug Cox.
Cox announced that this was his last year as principal of the school.
“I will always remember the Class of 2011 because it will be my last one as principal of Scott High School,” he said.
Scott students received over $2.2 million in college scholarships and grants, Cox said.
Scott’s Class of 2011’s motto was, “If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life let it.”
Van High School graduated 26 students at its 82nd commencement program on Thursday, May 27.
Several students were also awarded scholarships and grants to continue their education.
The senior’s class motto was, “Everyone dies. The goal is not to live forever, but to create something that does.”