Graduation Set at Marmaduke High School
Marmaduke High School will host graduation ceremonies for the class of 2019 beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Fifty-three seniors are scheduled to take part in commencement, and begin a new chapter in life.
The program will begin with the processional, as the MHS ensemble performs Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance. Those on hand will then be led in the Pledge of Allegiance by honor student Cassandra Keele, with honor student Madison Gardner giving the welcome. The invocation will be said by honor student Conner Sutherland.
Elizabeth Weatherspoon will then give the traditional salutatorian address, followed by the valedictorian address from Emma Farmer. This year's honor graduates include both Weatherspoon and Farmer along with Jenna Boggs, Brieanna Burrow, Madison Gardner, Alyssa Henry, Cassandra Keele, Jamie Pinion, Conner Sutherland, Lillian Traxler and Lindsay Waldon.
The Marmaduke High School Choir, under the direction of Ginger Richey, will then perform.
Afterward, Brieanna Burrow will introduce the speaker for the afternoon, 1976 MHS grad Kenny Vangilder.
Superintendent Keith Richey and school board president Jason Weatherford will then have the honor of awarding diplomas to the graduating class.
Afterward, Lindsay Waldon will provide the class response, Alyssa Henry will lead the grads in the turning of their rings and Jenna Boggs will lead them in switching their tassels. The class will then be presented by superintendent Keith Richey, the first time he's had the honor since taking over the job at the end of last year.
The Alma Mater will be performed by Cheyenne Hargrove, Jamie Pinion and Lillian Traxler.
Following the ceremony, the new graduates will exit to the class song, “You're Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins.