Galion High School sent another pack of Tigers on to a new chapter of their lives on June 3. Friday night’s graduation commencement saw 121 seniors receive diplomas.
Principle Ronald Williams welcomed everyone The Senior Choir sang the National Anthem. Speakers include Superintendent James Grubbs and Brian Carson, vice president of the Galion Board of Education.
Grubbs had all seniors stand and thank their parents, teachers and mentors for all their support.
Karissa Rinehart spoke praising the honor students. Tena Eyster, GHS Guidance Counselor, recognized the scholarship winners of $81,8892 from colleges an universities, for both academic and athletic achievements, and another $225,900 from local awards, for a total of $1,074,792.00 for all awards.
There were 10 Magma Cum Laude and 10 Summa Cum Laude students. Salutatorian was Kaylee Sinclair. Valedictorian was Erik Miller who received a gold watch from First Federal Bank of Ohio. Twenty-five percent of students took early college courses. Four students earned Associates Degrees. Travis Bull and Erik Miller earned a degree in electro-mechanical technology. Crayton Hiver earned degree in Business Administration and Breanna Barone earned a degree in Bio-science. Tim Weiskopf, who taught English and Psychology at GHS from 1975 -2011, was Keynote speaker.
Everything must change, because that is the way of time, he said.
It’s your thing, do what you want to do, Weiskopf added.
As diplomas were awarded to each senior, there were whistles, noise makers, clapping and yelling. The changing of the tassel, the throwing of the motor board in the air, as the band played a rousing song, which ended the program.
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