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