42 members of the Class of 2019 at Cape Hatteras Secondary School received their diplomas at the commencement ceremonies on Saturday evening, June 15.
The Class of 2019 marched into and out of the William P. Dillon Memorial Gymnasium to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Graduation Band, which was Conducted by Sean McCroskey
After the presentation of colors by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Pledge of Allegiance, which was led by Henry Joseph Macchio, graduate Jeffrey Brian Wescoat welcomed the parents and guests.
The class valedictorian is Morgan Nicole Fairbanks and the salutatorian is Molly Marie Greenwood, and both addressed their fellow students in warmly-received speeches at the ceremony.
The guest speaker for this year’s commencement was Drew Sawyer, who was introduced by graduate Lauran Grandi Wage. The ceremony also featured a Video Montage of the class of 2019 entitled “This is Us!” as well as the presentation of the presentation of the annual Citizenship Award by principal Beth Haneman-Rooks.
Diplomas were handed out by principal Beth Haneman-Rooks, assistant principal Annette O’Neal, and CHSS HS Counselor Karla Jarvis.
Dare County Schools Superintendent John D. Farrelly gave the Declaration of Commencement, and 2019 class president Jillian Ruth Webster led the turning of the tassels and delivered the closing remarks.
Scholarships were awarded in late May to a long list of graduating seniors.
Congratulations to all of the graduates of the Class of 2019!