The Pana High School Class of 2013 will hold Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 24, in the Pana High School gym. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. Almost 100 seniors will receive diplomas during the graduation.
The Valedictorian of the PHS Class of 2013 is Rachel Scroggins, daughter of Brad and Teresa Scroggins. Salutatorian of the class is Alex Metzger, son of John and Jackie Metzger.
The ceremony begins with prelude music performed by the Concert Band, under the direction of Theresa Steiner, director of bands. Featured selections are “Sock Hop Tonight” and “Activity March.” They will also perform “Fanfare and Processional.”
Senior Autumn Finley, secretary of the class, will give an invocation and the welcome will be given by Gayle McRoberts, Pana High School Principal. Pana School Superintendent, Dr. David Lett, will deliver the Class Address.
PHS Assistant Principal heath Strom will present the honor graduates and Ms. McRoberts will recognize perfect attendance.
The Salutatorian and Valedictorian addresses will be given next.
Scholarship awards will be presented, first by Rebecca Carter-Beeson, president of the Pana Educational Foundation, will present their scholarship. It will be followed by the First National Bank of Pana’s Senior of the Year Award and Scholarship, presented by Lisa Bland of the bank.
The Senior Chorus will perform “Stand As One,” under the direction of Marci Cole, chorus director.
The Presentation of the Class will be done by Ms. McRoberts, followed by the Acceptance of the Class by David Koontz, President, Pana Board of Education.
Mrs. Heather Strom, senior guidance counselor, will make the diploma presentations.
The evening will end with “Fanfare and Recessional” by the Concert Band.
Marshals for the evening are Jared Blackwell, Brady Colin, DaSheng Lin and Jonathan McLeod. Class of 2013 officers are Alex Metzger, president; Jessica Holthaus, vice-president; Autumn Finley, secretary; and Jason Grotts, treasurer.
The complete list of graduates and parents appeared in the print edition of the PN-P on Thursday, May 23.