MOUNT VERNON —Like branches of a tree, each member of Mount Vernon High School’s 153rd graduating class will mature in unique fashion. Many will continue academic studies at an array of colleges and universities. Some will pursue associate degrees, study trades or move directly into the work force. Still others will don uniforms and embark on military careers.
Some will move away, and others will someday see their own children graduate from Mount Vernon High. Before their paths divide, the 255 graduates gathered for a final time Sunday afternoon at Yellow Jacket Stadium to celebrate shared experiences of the past four years.
Mount Vernon High graduations are all about the graduates, and aside from brief remarks by Principal Kathy Kasler and superintendent Steve Short, the ceremonies were student-driven. Their orchestra performed the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” the National Anthem and the school Alma Mater, and Dan Davison’s lively composition “Ritmo” was sung by the chorus.
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