MARSHALL COUNTY — Friday evening, Plymouth High School closed the chapter for the Class of 2013.
This was the 138th commencement for the school.
With the class motto of “Believe in the promise of tomorrow, but live this day to the fullest,” Plymouth High School’s more than 230 graduates filled the floor of the gymnasium with parents, family and friends filling the stands. Featured speaker was the class Valedictorian, Gabe Vervynckt.
Plymouth is one of the last high schools to hold commencement ceremonies, with the exception of Bremen High School, which held their ceremony Sunday. In total, more than 600 students graduated this year from the seven public high schools serving Marshall County and another 14 Marshall County students from the Culver Academies.
Triton High School, which held their commencement at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, was among the smallest number of graduates, with 57 graduates.
In addition to the keynote speeches by the valedictorian and salutatorian, musical selections by the chorus and band, Triton’s celebration took on a somber note. An honorary diploma was presented to the parents of Jacob Berger, who died in his freshman year.
The Culver community had double cause to celebrate last weekend, with two graduation ceremonies marking the culmination of Culver Community High School’s Class of 2013 on Friday, May 31 and the Culver Academies 2013 graduates, who followed their school’s traditional send off on Sunday, June 2.
Other graduation ceremonies were:
• Argos High School, June 2, with a class of about 45 students.
• John Glenn High School, June 2 , with a class of slightly more than 350 students.
• LaVille High School’s Class of 2013 had their commencement on Saturday June, 1. Seventy-four graduates received their high school diplomas then.
(Valedictorians and Salutatorians for each school will be featured in Tuesday’s edition of the Pilot News. Additional graduation photos on Page A3.)