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SCMHS graduation set for Friday, May 27th

The Seminole County Middle/High School Class of 2022 Graduation and Commencement Program will be held at the Jesse McLeod Gymnasium beginning at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, May 27.  Baccalaureate for the Class of 2022 was held Wednesday evening, May 25, at the Donalsonville Church of God. 

Each graduating Senior has been given nine tickets for the Friday graduation ceremony, and the designated time of the seating of each attendee is printed on all tickets.  All guests must have a ticket. If a graduate wants to give his/her tickets to another classmate who needs more than the allotted nine tickets, those attendees will be required to arrive at the time printed on the ticket.  

 Attendees are requested to be punctual because the designated seating time is missed the attendee will have to wait to be seated after everyone else arrives at their designated time.    

An overflow crowd area will be available in the cafeteria for people not seated in the gymnasium to watch the ceremony on TV. The graduation ceremony will also be live-streamed on the Seminole County Middle High School Tribal News’ Facebook page.  

If any attendee needs handicap seating, they are asked to contact Diana Chambless at 229-524-5135 or 524-6639. 

This year’s Seminole County High School Honor Graduates are those students who have maintained at least a 90 cumulative grade point average throughout their high school years.  The student with the highest overall grade point average for the graduating class is named the Class Valedictorian and the student with the second highest grade point average is the Class Salutatorian.  Students who earn a 97 – 100 grade point average receive Superintendent’s honors, students who earn a 93 – 96 grade point average receive Principal’s honors and students who earn a 90 – 92 grade point average receive honors. 

Valedictorian for the Class of 2022 and receiving Superintendent’s Honors is Will Pace. Salutatorian for the Class of 2022 and receiving Superintendent’s Honors is Rudra Patel.

Students also receiving Superintendent’s Honors are Ashton Childree, Cleve Cofty, Cassidy Nix, Elizabeth Ausley, Ava Godwin and Veronica McConnell.

Students receiving Principal’s Honors are Kolby Jones, Addie Holt, Elizabeth Leal, Courtney Warriner, Cameron Ray, Baylor Williams, Tynora Koonce, India Roberts,Mary Ann Doyle, Mallory Moulton, Hillary Bell, Nicholas Barber, Maddox Jarvis, Shakajia Henderson, Kelly Sanchez Marquez, Alexis Kimble, Jaylen Brannon, Chevy Bush and Tykeria Rainey.

Students receiving Honors are Omar Brown, Daisy Camina, Tyakajia Henderson, Travis Sims, Bryston Buggs, Tyti’ana Mathis, Kensley Stegall, Madison O’Hearn, Anna Belisle, Kayla Sheffield and Madison Hunter. 

Seminole County Middle High School Junior Marshals will escort and seat all attendees. This year’s Junior Marshals are Kathryn Elizabeth Baxter, Zaravion JaQuan Calloway, Lillie Catherine Hornsby, Shivani Sandipkumar Kapadia, Josephine Elizabeth Kelley, Clenton Rand Mims, Margaret Lauren Palmer, Jesse James Ramer, Royce Alexander Robinson, Kearston Anyssa Shuler, Pashan Aleasea Stamper, Ma’laya Malun Torres and William Charles Walker. 

The ceremony will open at 7:30 p.m. with the processional of the Class of 2022 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance recited by Cleve Cofty, the invocation from Cassidy Nix and a welcome from Ashton Childree.  

Student Council President Rudra Patel  will give the Salutatory Address followed by the SCMHS Legacy show choir performing A Safe Place to Land.

After the musical performance, Valedictorian Will Pace will present his Valedictory address followed by the Presentation of Diplomas from Seminole County School Superintendent Mark Earnest, SCMHS Principal Shane Purdy, SCMHS Assistant Principal Mary Jean Albritton, and SCMHS Counselor Natalie Horne. 

The ceremony will conclude with the Alma Mater performed by the SCMHS Green Machine Band, the changing of the tassels, and the recessional of the Class of 2022.

Etiquette for 

2022 Seminole County High School Graduation 

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:

1. All guests in the gymnasium must be seated as soon as they arrive.

2. Do not cheer, whistle, or call out to individuals as diplomas are presented. 

3. Refrain from all conversation during the ceremony.

4. 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. 

5. Turn cell phones and pagers off. 

6. Those who exit the gymnasium during the ceremony will not be allowed to re-enter. 

This year’s Graduation Committee consists of Mary Jean Albritton, Carol Baker, Dallas Burke, Maribeth Burke, Holly Garcia, Natalie Horne, Sandy Hunter, Meredith Shingler and Kathryn Touchton.

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