Sun, May 22, 2016
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of Herron High School,
Last Wednesday’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016 was a beautiful event. The celebration was held at Clowes Memorial Hall and our keynote speaker, Mr. Dennis Bland, delivered an address encouraging our graduates to continue to strive for excellence in all they will do. He reminded them that there is much that is wrong in our world and encouraged them to persevere through all the challenges the future will hold for tomorrow’s leaders.
Graduation is always a bittersweet time for teachers and staff. On one hand, we are so proud of what the Class of 2016 has accomplished over these past four years. On the other, we are going to sincerely miss their presence within the walls of Herron High School. The Class of 2016 were awarded a record-breaking $19,000,000.00 plus in scholarships, grants and merit awards from universities and colleges all over the world. We are reminded that graduation is not an end but the beginning of a new journey for these graduates. We are eager to see what these young adults will accomplish in the decades to come.
This last week we also celebrated the achievement of our students with the annual Awards Ceremony. The event provided an opportunity to recognize those students who, for many reasons, deserve special recognition. Selected by faculty and leadership, these students demonstrated extraordinary dedication and determination throughout the school year
Two very special awards were given to seniors who have consistently exemplified special qualities throughout their high school career. The Founders’ Award was presented to Merideth Brooks, a senior who has consistently demonstrated fortitude, tenacity, and strength of character. The Achaean Award is presented to seniors who best exemplify Herron High School’s Core Values. This year the Achaean Awards went to Kendra Obermaier, Miles McGuire, Jonathan Martz, and Isaac Thuesen. A special Perseverance Award was given to Gregory Robinson. Congratulations, we are so proud of all of you!
As the year winds down to final exams next week, I want to take this opportunity to re-emphasize to students how important it is to stay focused to the very end! Students and families should make another check of grades in PowerSchool and make use of any remaining remediation opportunities. Strong transcripts lead to scholarship dollars, and every final grade on a transcript matters.
Parents, you can help support your student by making sure time is set aside to study review packets and that your student is getting the rest and nourishment necessary to a strong performance.
Janet H. McNeal,
Head of School
Complete newsletter here: 5.21.2016 HHS