Mt. Scott honors 2022 graduates at special ceremony

Mt. Scott honors 2022 graduates at special ceremony

We were thrilled to honor another outstanding group of high school graduates on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Warner Pacific University’s McGuire Auditorium!

Forty-nine students received diplomas at the graduation ceremony, which highlighted the individual and group accomplishments of the Class of 2022. After a challenging two years for everyone due to the pandemic, this very personalized and reflective ceremony was a great way to celebrate our amazing students. The ceremony honored graduates through a variety of audio-visual presentations, speeches, and the traditional pomp and circumstance.

Following the graduate processional and opening welcome, The Graduate Spotlights segments spotlighted each individual graduate through photos and reflections spoken by their advisor. This segment was divided into Graduate Spotlights Part 1 and Graduate Spotlights Part 2, with graduates from four advisories spotlighted in each section.

Salem Ferrante and Lola Acevedo were chosen by their peers as the ceremony’s student speakers and delivered encouraging, humorous, and emotional speeches to the large crowd. Mt. Scott board member Eldridge Fantroy also presented an inspiring congratulatory speech to all the graduates.

The Graduate Reflections 2022 video was shown featuring some of this year’s graduates. In the video, graduates reflected on their experiences before and after coming to Mt. Scott, as well as their plans for after graduation. The powerful video showcased the uniqueness of the graduates and the Mt. Scott community.

Aaron Balogh, Director of Student Life, and Dara Christy, Director of Academics, presented the diplomas to rousing cheers and camera flashes from proud family members. Graduates then proceeded with the ceremonial flipping of their tassels and tossing of their graduate caps before leaving the auditorium to the song, “Happy.”