CLASS OF 2014
Convocation honors seniors
BY MEGHAN MOLONEY ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
“Meet me at Minges.”
These words rang throughout the gym yesterday morning during Rose’s annual convocation ceremony for the senior class of 2014. Keynote speaker and Rose alumnus Amber Harris focused on this message during her address.
“I was trying to find a slogan or a catch phrase to get the students involved,” Harris said. “I thought of the most important thing of senior year, which is graduation.”
Harris got buttons that said, “Meet me at Minges” for the seniors to wear during convocation. She said that she wants the buttons to serve as a reminder of the future and the seniors’ June graduation date.
“The crowd participated in the catch phrase, which let me know they were engaged and listening,” Harris said. “I think it went over well.”
Convocation began with the seniors’ processional into the gym. Principal Monica Jacobson and SGA and senior class officers shared opening remarks. Jacobson then presented the Katherine Payne McConnell award to social studies teacher Brian Callahan. After previous teachers of the year were honored and given a plaque, social studies teacher and 2012 Teacher of the Year Stephanie Noles introduced English teacher Sarah Brafford as Teacher of the Year for 2013.
Brafford spoke to the senior class about the importance of believing in themselves so that they can achieve their goals.
Harris then presented her keynote address, during which she encouraged the senior class to persevere until graduation.
“Stay on the right path, follow the right steps, and you will be successful,” Harris said.
After Harris’s address, seniors Azelin Buttita and Precious Williams sang Rose’s Alma Mater to close the ceremony.
“Be sure to stay away from anything that will divert you from obtaining from your education,” Harris said. “And meet me at Minges.”