GALLIPOLIS — Gallia Academy High School Seniors will bid a fond farewell to their school’s halls as they finally graduate and take their next steps into their adult lives.
Commencement ceremonies will start at 7 p.m. Friday in the GAHS gymnasium.
The Gallia Academy High School Band will play “Fanfare and Processional” as students march to take their seats in the traditional cap and gown blue and white. Roger Mace, superintendent of Gallipolis City Schools, will welcome students, friends and family before Natalie Phillips and the GAHS Madrigals take the floor with vocal selections. Hunter Arthur and Jemeia Hope will then lead a rendition of “America, the Beautiful.”
Gallia Academy Principal Josh Donley will present students with their honorary awards and academic keys. Valedictorians Cassidy Sickels and Varna Thayaparan will address fellow classmates. Robert Cornwell will address the crowd as an alumni representative of GAHS.
Next, Donley and Assistant Principal Robert Neal, along with Digital Academy’s Dave Perry, will present the senior class members. Mace will give the presentation of diplomas. The audience will be asked to stand for the Alma Mater Doepping with Dathan Hawkins and Dekota Metzler.
Senior Class President Devin Henry will give a last parting of words before seniors change their tassels. The band will play a parting piece of Fanfare and Recessional as students leave the gymnasium to greet loved ones.
Dean Wright can be reached at (740) 446-2342, Ext. 2103.