The drum roll that begins the famed Edward Elgar march “Pomp and Circumstance” will be heard again this Friday in the Princeton High School gymnasium to begin the PHS Class of 2014 graduation ceremony.
Approximately 245 PHS seniors are expected to receive their diploma at this year’s ceremony, which is considered a medium-size PHS graduating class, according to the PHS principal’s secretary Dina Scandinato.
People must have a ticket (they are free) to attend. A limited number of tickets will be available at the PHS front office window starting at 5 p.m. the day of the ceremony.
Once the graduating class has filed in, class president Hannah Osborn will lead the crowd in giving the Pledge of Allegiance.
The PHS Symphonic Winds, after playing “Pomp and Circumstance” for the processional, will next perform “Arabesque” by Sam Hazo.
The class speakers will be the five co-valedictorians – Ryan Derrick, Gino Fraboni, Nicholas Langenfeld, Joseph Stenslie, and Sophie Wagman and the salutatorian Samantha Glauvitz. English instructor Shellyn Ash will also speak.
After the speeches, the Concert Choir will perform “Let the River Run.”
Superintendent Julia Espe will then give the congratulatory remarks, followed by PHS Principal Barb Muckenhirn presenting the Class of 2014.
The students are to then walk in alphabetical order and receive their diplomas. Awarding them will be Muckenhirn, Espe, PHS Assistant Principals Emorie Colby and Darin Laabs, and School Board Members Craig Johnson, Jeremy Miller, Eric Minks, Chuck Nagle, Deb Ulm, Howard Vaillancourt and Chad Young.
With the diplomas awarded, the Symphonic Winds will play the recessional for the graduates to walk out.
The PHS Class of 2014 class flower is a white rose with orange tips, and its class colors are black and orange. The PHS Class of 2014 motto is: “We’ve spread our wings, now watch us soar. We’re the class of twenty-one-four.”