Congrats to HHS, Class of 2019!

Congrats to HHS, Class of 2019!
Posted on 06/23/2019
speaker at HHS grad

Nearly 250 graduating seniors walked across their school's football field for the 2019 commencement celebration. The weather was clear and wonderful--with low humidity. Following the Presentation of Colors by the HHS JROTC, and music performed by the HHS Band and Choral Ensemble, Amy Joan Herfurth led the Pledge of Allegiance. Two student speakers shared their reflections and words of wisdom with their classmates: Gillian Grace Murdock and Madeline Marie Pitts. Principal Katherine Morningstar addressed the graduating class and all guests. Following the award of diplomas, HHS Student of the Year, Marcus Phillips, rang the school bell, which is over 100 years old. "By the Numbers"for Hickory High:

         Number of graduates:   248

         Number attending a 4-year university:  115

         Number attending community college:  82

         Number going into the military: 4

         Estimated scholarship money earned by graduates: 4.5 million

         Number of Summa Cum Laude:  36

         Magna Cum Laude:  27

         Number of Cum Laude:  36

Congratulations to the
Class of 2019!

Photo: Gillian Grace Murdock addressing her classmates and the audience.

For additional photos, visit the Hickory Public Schools Facebook page.

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