SCMHS graduation set for Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Graduation commencement exercises for Seminole County Middle-High School’s Class of 2021 are set for Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jesse McLeod Gymnasium. Members of the graduating class, along with the 2021 Honor Graduates are pictured in the graduation edition inside this issue.

Commencement will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Bryanna Hardy, the invocation presented by Jay Palmer, and the lighting of a  candle ceremony in memory of classmate Jameria Smith.

After a performance of “Home” by the SCMHS trio, Macy Batchelor, Jobeth Kelley, and Miranda Brannon, the welcome will be given by Miranda Brannon, followed by the Senior Speaker Parth Patel, Student  Council President 

The evening’s Salutatory Address will be presented by Ansley Long, and the  Valedictory Address  will be given Gracen Kirkland.

The SCMHS chorus will perform “I Lived”  between the Salutary and Valedictory speeches.

Superintendent of Seminole Schools, Mark Earnest, SCMHS Principal Shane Purty, and Assistant Principal Truette Johnson, will present the diplomas.

The ceremony will close with the singing of the Alma Mater  performed by the SCMHS Green Machine Band under the direction of Andra’ Lundy, the call for Changing of Tassel by Gracen Kirkland, and the recessional of the SCMHS Class of 2021 graduates.

The graduates deserve a dignified ceremony. In order to provide a distinguished and memorable commencement exercise, all members  of the audience are expected to comply with the following requests:

All  guests  in  the  gymnasium must  be seated as soon as they arrive; Do  not   cheer,  whistle,   or  call  out   to individuals as diplomas are presented; Refrain from all conversation during the ceremony; Hold  applause until ALL diplomas have been  presented.   To honor  a graduate, please stand quietly when the graduate’s name is called. All graduates will be honored  with a moment of applause near the end of the ceremony; and turn cell phones and pagers off.

Those  who  exit  the  gymnasium during the ceremony will not be allowed to re-enter. All cooperation in  these  matters   is  greatly appreciated

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