Class of 2017 Graduation

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photo provided by Yasmine Sakinejad

Danielle Alms ('17) and Yasmine Sakinejad ('17) before the ceremony.

Sarah Wheatley

photo provided by Yasmine Sakinejad
Danielle Alms (’17) and Yasmine Sakinejad (’17) ham it up before the graduation ceremony.

The Class of 2017 graduation took place at the Tiger Arena at Towson University at 7 on Saturday June 3.

Three hundred seventeen students graduated, with many wearing various cords to represent honors societies, or medals to show they graduated with honors.

The graduation consisted of speeches by both administrators and students, along with performances by the symphony orchestra and chamber choir.

Wes Porter, class treasurer, kicked off the ceremony with his introductory speech, followed by the Welcoming Address, presented by Sarah Huffman, the class president. The Class Speech was delivered by Tony Cabral (’17). Cabral reflected on the experiences from the last 4 years at Hereford and how they will prepare the class for the future.

The chamber choir sang the Star Spangled Banner prior to Principal Joe Jira’s Welcome. Justin Smith (’18), a member of the Chamber Choir, described graduation as an opportunity. “It was one of the biggest performances of the year and doing it was truly an honor,” Smith (’18) said.

Although graduation was a success, the underclassman are left to watch their friends move on to the rest of life. “It seemed to go well and it was still really sad to see everyone leave,” Mckenna May (’18) said.

The majority of the gradating class plans on attending four-year college in the fall.