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Montgomery’s seniors say goodbye to school days

By Jade Heasley - | Jun 16, 2021

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the sixty members of Montgomery Area High School’s senior class officially transitioned to alumni. Graduation was held outdoors at the football stadium.

The ceremony opened with the singing of the National Anthem by McKenzie Heasley and Jeweliana Tawney. Superintendent Daphne Bowers and Principal Joseph Stoudt shared remarks about the class. The student speakers were Valedictorian Kelly Showers and Salutatorian Kennedy Marsh, who shared humorous reminiscences and words of wisdom. The Keynote Speaker was Herb Farley, a 1985 alumnus. The engineer and product developer talked about how the skills he learned in high school helped him in his career. Diplomas were presented by President of the Board of Directors Michael “Tony” Wright. The senior class members of Virtuoso, the high school’s vocal and theatre ensemble, performed together for the last time by singing Montgomery’s Alma Mater.

The last fourteen months were highly unusual for the senior class due to the pandemic as many classes were held online and activities were cancelled, but this group of students persevered. Undoubtedly the resilience they developed will serve them well in life.