Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
We were thrilled to honor another outstanding group of high school graduates on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Warner Pacific University’s McGuire Auditorium.
This year’s talented, resilient and appreciative collection of Mt. Scott seniors received diplomas at the graduation ceremony, which highlighted the individual and group accomplishments of the Class of 2023. The very personalized and reflective ceremony honored graduates through a variety of audio-visual presentations, speeches, and the traditional pomp and circumstance.
Following a short “What Graduation Means to Me” video, the graduate processional, and opening welcome, the Graduate Spotlights segment spotlighted each individual through photos and a reflection spoken by their advisor. This segment was divided into three sections based on the graduates’ last name: Graduate Spotlights (A-C), Graduate Spotlights (D-P), and Graduate Spotlights (R-Y).
Isabelle Brennan and Jaidyn Grahn 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 2023 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. 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 graduation caps before leaving the auditorium to the song, “Happy.”
View a 90-second ceremony summary video below!