Scottsburg High School Class of 2010 one of largest – and latest – to graduate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 17 June 2010 00:00

Over 190 seniors at Scottsburg High School are preparing to don their robes and accept their diplomas at the commencement program planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18.
With the number expected to walk across the stage that evening, and the date finally selected for graduation to occur, the Class of 2010 will be remembered as one of the largest and the class who matriculated a lot later than normal. Seniors were to have originally graduated on June 11, but that date was changed to June 18 after students lost so many school days to weather-related closings in 2009-2010, none of which were excused by state officials.
The evening will begin with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the Scottsburg High School Band as seniors file in and take their seats. SHS Principal Derek Marshall will welcome all and introduce the administration and school board members.
Opening remarks will be given by 2010 Class President Brook Clem. The SHS Choir will sing “You Raise Me Up.”
Evan Comer, Class Vice President, and Morgan Dawson will address their fellow seniors and the audience that evening. They will be followed by remarks by Dr. Philip Deardorff, Scott District 2’s new Superintendent.
Presentation of diplomas will be performed by Principal Marshall and the two class sponsors, Debbie Horine and Stephanie Severn.
Closing remarks will be offered by both Karolee DeSpain, the Class Secretary, and Joey Auer, the Class Treasurer.
Evan Comer will lead the traditional tassel toss and ring turn for seniors. Following those ceremonies, Principal Marshall will formally present the Class of 2010 to the audience.
The Class of 2010 selected the following motto, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself,” a statement by playwright George Bernard Shaw. Their colors are teal and black, and the class flower is the snapdragon. Aerosmith’s “Dream On” is the class song.
Administrators attending the graduation will include Dr. Deardorff; curriculum director Arleen Schulze; Mr. Marshall; and Assistant Principals Marc Slaton and Debora Yost.
School board members are President Cory P. Lytle; Vice President Dr. Gene Ann Shapinsky; secretary Teresa Cozart; and members Steve Herald and Terry Jones.
The list of 2010 graduates will be published next week.
Shuttle buses will be available for those who plan to attend the ceremony. Buses will carry people from the First Christian Church parking lots off Wardell Street to McClain Hall in 15-minute intervals starting at 5:30 p.m. through 7 p.m. Following graduation, buses will shuttle between McClain Hall and the Christian Church in a like manner. Visitors will not be allowed to park on the grass around the high school.
Those who would like to see the program in the comfort of their living rooms can watch starting at 7 p.m. that evening by tuning to Insight Community Channel 25. The telecast is compliments of the staff of


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