Marquette Senior High School 2019 commencement

Published: Jun. 2, 2019 at 10:36 PM EDT
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240 Marquette Senior High School seniors graduated Sunday in their 54th Commencement Ceremony.

Proud parents, grandparents, staff and of course, the Class of 2019 filled the Barb Crill Gymnasium for an event they'll never forget.

One by one, each graduating senior walked across the stage, received their hard-earned diploma and shook hands with administrators, perhaps for the last time before venturing out into the great big world.

Rich Rossway, President of MAPS Board of Education says these graduates are starting off with a broader skill-set than earlier generations thanks to evolving technology among other factors.

"The one thing about education is you have to keep evolving. What we did even ten years ago you can't do today and be successful. So a lot of it is we have great teachers who really lead and ask what about if we do this? How about if we do that? And continuing to offer new programs for our students,” Rossway announced.

Rossway also says he sincerely hopes each graduate makes the most of their talents and finds their niche.

"Our goal as the board of education is that each student is going to be able to take advantage of those God-given skills that they have and to really go out and be contributing members of society," Rossway shared.

Commencement speaker, Scot Stewart was named MAPS 6-12 Teacher of the Year during the ceremony.

Congratulations to Mr. Stewart and to the class of 2019.

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