Harrisonville High School presented diplomas to 184 seniors during commencement exercises on May 12 at Memorial Stadium.
On the morning before the ceremony this year, Harrisonville High School seniors started a new tradition know as the grad walk. The Class of 2017 paraded through all district schools, providing a chance for staff and students, pre-kindergarten through high school, to wish them well. The HHS drumline led the parade with the younger students providing high fives, hugs and cheers.
The ceremony that night included the Pledge of Allegiance led by Class President Eleanor Dick, the National Anthem by Sarah Bartlett, a student address by Wyatt Maxwell and a solo by Bartlett. The senior members of the choir also performed.
During commencement, HHS Principal Jason Eggers recognized those students who completed high school with a GPA over 4.0. From those students, he announced that Chase Spence had earned the distinction of Honor Graduate.
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Also, during the ceremony, the HHS Boy and Girl of the Year were named. Each month, the HHS staff selected one boy and one girl as Students of the Month. From that group, the faculty selected Wyatt Maxwell and Randi Buerge as the 2017 Boy and Girl of the Year.