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On June 9, the Indianapolis Public Schools
community proudly watched as our newest graduates moved their tassels and
started a new chapter in their lives! The graduation of the Class of 2015
spanned eight schools, 805 students and countless family members and friends,
all present to celebrate this outstanding achievement.

Northwest High School Valedictorian Alexis S.
couldn’t have said it better: “Many believe that high school graduation is the
end, but really this is just the beginning.” Tuesday saw IPS students become
new alumni in our IPS family, who could soon be our next doctors, lawyers, law
enforcement officers and superintendents. 

George Washington Community High School capped
off an incredible year with a passionate speech by their valedictorian,
Nashalie R. “Something that I learned about the class of 2015 is that we don’t
expect life to be easy. We strive to succeed at our life goals.” Nashalie and
our other Vals & Sals have set an amazing example for their peers and the
entire community, and we can’t wait to see what they become.  

Pastor Corey A. Duncan Sr., Associate Youth
Pastor of New Beginnings Fellowship Church, told the graduates of John Marshall
Community High School to rely on themselves, be self-sufficient and to DREAM

 

  • Develop a Plan
  • Get a Reason to Succeed
  • Educate Yourself
  • Anticipate Problems
  • Make it Happen

 

Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and
Public Policy had the pleasure of hosting IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis D.
Ferebee. This was the final graduation ceremony at Shortridge for Principal
Stan Law, who is moving to Arlington High School next year. 

These were just some of the highlights from our
commencement ceremonies across the district. Though the graduates’ high school
years are now officially over, they will always be part of our IPS family.
Congratulations Class of 2015 and good luck!