Another of those bench marks for me that the student year is drawing to a close is Senior Awards night. It is an evening to honor seniors for academic achievement, scholarships, department recognition, and the first time for School Board recognition related to a new Outcomes and Indicators cord. It also marks the almost closing of school for seniors as they prepare for graduation which this year is on June 11th.
I had the honor of awarding the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Medals and the National Merit Scholarship recognition medals. Needless to say I shared my part of the evening with some very intelligent young men and women. The bleachers on one side of the gym were full of proud parents, siblings, family, friends and community members while hundreds of seniors were on the gym floor being recognized for various honors. I applaud those sitting in the bleachers as the program was about three hours long with no break.
Once again it was an exciting and rewarding evening to witness the accomplishments of our students and the hard work done by staff to support them on their Tahoma journey. Thanks to all of those that made this evening possible and thanks to the young people for their commitment to learning. I'll share some pictures in a later post.