The senior class of 2013 is very enthusiastic to finally be graduating. The graduation ceremony will be held June 1 at the Spire Institute. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m., but seniors are required to arrive at 1 p.m. for pre-ceremony preparations.
This year several students will be speaking. Students wishing to speak at the graduation ceremony will have the opportunity to give their speech before a panel of judges during the second week of May. The panel, consisting of several faculty members, will evaluate each speech and choose three students to speak at the ceremony. Several faculty members will also be speaking at the ceremony, including a teacher chosen by the senior class. The class will vote on the person they want to speak, and ask that person if he would be willing to participate. This will contribute a special element to the ceremony, as this will be a final goodbye, for some, to the teacher and school.
Musical tributes to the graduating class will be provided by the GHS jazz band. The jazz band will play the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” as well as a special number selected by the senior members of the band.
Thanks to rigorous fund-raisers and hard work by each senior student over the years, each senior will be provided with his cap, gown and tassel, a professional 5- by 7-inch color photograph, and a flower for his mother all for the fee of $10. Good luck to Geneva High School’s class of 2013!
Members of the GHS Language Arts Department announce the following selections for required summer reading for students, grades nine through 12, taking college preparation English courses for the 2013-2014 school year. The incoming freshmen will read “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros, incoming sophomores will read “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd, incoming juniors will read “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and incoming seniors will read “1984” by George Orwell.