By far the largest class of summer graduates in Mathews High School history—16 students—received their diplomas in a ceremony Tuesday evening in the school’s Harry M. Ward Auditorium.
The Mathews County School Board, meeting in the school’s media center, adjourned to attend the program. Although short, the graduation included all the trappings of a normal ceremony, with students entering to the playing of “Pomp and Circumstance,” remarks from Superintendent of Schools Nancy Welch and Director of School Counseling Katelyn Dodge, the presentation of diplomas by principal Alexis Foster and, most importantly, a good-sized crowd of family and friends to cheer on the graduates.
Following the ceremony, Foster explained that the summer graduates included a large number of students who completed the requirements to graduate a year early, with several of them already having been accepted to college.
Members of the MHS summer Class of 2019 are:
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