Class of 2017!
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Thank You for a memorable year! ~Mr. Brian Farnum
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Welcome to Mill River Union High School and the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2017. While our graduates' hearts and minds hold rich memories of their days within our halls, classrooms, stages, playing fields, and community experiences, these young women and men turn now to reflecting on what new journeys begin as they blaze their individual and collective paths towards building their lives and contributing to our world. As one chapter in their lives closes with the receiving of their diploma and the turning of their tassel, new adventures and opportunities await the graduates of the Class of 2017.
The Dress of the Graduates
Mill River Union High School continues the custom of wearing a gown and mortar board for graduation to honor the
scholarly tradition of distinguished dress dating back to the
formation of the earliest universities in the 12th century.
The gentlemen are wearing blue robes and white stoles,
while the ladies are wearing white robes with blue stoles.
Our Junior Marshals are robed in red for the ceremony.
The Marching Order of the Graduates
The graduating seniors are led in procession by the Administration, Honored Guests, and the Faculty and Staff. The class marches in alphabetical order to the familiar strains of Pomp and Circumstance to assume their places of honor.
THE MILL RIVER UNION HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN
Mary Colvin, Social Studies Teacher
Recognition of Honored Guests
Tyler Weideman, Assistant Principal
Class of 2017 Processional
(Audience Please Stand)
“Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar
Performed by the Mill River Band and led by
Conductor Peter Roach
Pledge of Allegiance
Ethan Welch, Senior Class Vice President
“The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key
Performed by the Mill River Band and led by Conductor Peter Roach
Principal’s Address Todd A. Finn, Principal
Student Address Megan Work, Senior
Musical Selection “The Rose” by Amanda McBroom
Performed by Hannah Buck and Chelsea Congdon Piano by Kristin Cimonetti
Student Address Aislinn Gilmour, Senior
“Autumn Leaves” arranged by Gabriel Clapp-Clark
Performed by Gabriel Clapp-Clark
Saxophone by Seamus Nauton
Piano by Kristin Cimonetti
Superintendent’s Address David Younce, MRUUSD Superintendent
Conferring of the Diplomas of the Class of Two Thousand
Tammy Heffernan, MRUUSD Board Chair
Presentation of the Diplomas
Announced by Brian Farnum and Peter See
Presented by MRUHS Administration
Charge to the Class of
Two Thousand Eighteen
Chelsea Congdon, Senior
Turning of the Tassel
Jodie Stewart-Ruck, Dean of Students
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Class of 2017
(photo credit going to my wonderful friend and second shooter Anthony Edwards)