On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the University High School community gathered at The Palladium in Carmel to celebrate a special group of people — the Class of 2019.

The commencement ceremony began with a few words from Head of School Chuck Webster.

Next, English teacher Kirstin Northenscold, who was selected by the senior class to speak at commencement, delivered her keynote address.

Then it was time for seniors to receive their diplomas. At most schools, students receive their diplomas in alphabetical order by their last name. At University High School, students are arranged alphabetically by mentor. That’s because it is the mentor that hands each student their diploma, paying tribute to the special mentoring relationship that students develop at UHS.

After the final student received her diploma, three members of the Class of 2019 spoke. University High School doesn’t award honors like valedictorian or salutatorian; instead, the speakers at graduation are voted on by the class. This year’s senior speakers were Christian Moore, Eric Major, and Grace Rozembajgier.

 

 

To view photos from the 2019 commencement ceremony, visit J. Scott Photography’s online gallery.

And view this video of highlights set to the choir and orchestra’s performance of “Fly Away Home.”

Congratulations to all of the students in the University High School Class of 2019!