230 seniors to be named PHS graduates June 7

More than 200 Princeton High School seniors will turn the tassels on their graduation caps on June 7 at the 2013 graduation ceremony.
It’s expected that 230 seniors will graduate as part of the PHS Class of 2013 that night.

The ceremony will include speeches from the four valedictorians, two salutatorians, a student speaker and staff guest speaker.
The valedictorians are Sydney Arens, Claire Barthel, Nathaniel Hoffer and Isaiah Mayerchak. The salutatorians are cousins Daniel and Suzanne Voce.
The class chose senior Dalton Mattson and PHS band director Jim Baxter to speak.
Tickets will be needed to attend the ceremony because of the gym’s limited capacity. Each family of a graduating senior will receive six tickets. The rest of the public will be able to get free tickets at the high school office window starting at 4 p.m. on graduation day.
This year’s class motto is “Livin’ the Dream.” Class colors are orange and black, and the rose is the class flower.
The seniors will march in as the PHS Symphonic Winds plays “Pomp and Circumstance.”
Class president Helen Thompson will lead the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Symphonic Winds will then perform “Xerxes” by John Mackey, after which the speeches will be given.
Next, the Concert Choir will sing “Papa Loko,” arranged by Sten Kallman.
Superintendent Julia Espe is to give congratulatory remarks. PHS Principal Pete Olson will present the Class of 2013. The students will then be presented their diplomas.
The ceremony concludes with the graduates marching out as the Symphonic Winds plays the recessional.
All-night grad party
Princeton will again have an all night graduation party for seniors at Princeton Middle School. Seniors can register up to graduation day.
Each student attendee pays a $50 fee, for which they receive a $20 shopping spree, raffle prize, food and entertainment including games, a hypnotist act and a slide show featuring photos of the senior attendees. Each year the party has a theme, which is kept secret until the graduates arrive.
The grad party begins about a half hour after the graduation ceremony is over, when attendees will be given a bus ride to the party location.

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