Gahanna Seniors Set for Graduation
Congratulations to the 567-member Gahanna-Jefferson Class of 2012
The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education will honor its Class of 2012 with a formal commencement exercise 9:30
a.m., Sat., June 2 at The Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center. Five hundred sixty-seven seniors• - 529 from Lincoln HS and 38 from the Gahanna Community School - are scheduled to participate in the activities. An additional 20 seniors within Gahanna-Jefferson's Class of 2012 are scheduled to graduate from high school and receive their diplomas June 18, 2012.
The Gahanna Lincoln HS Concert Band, under the direction of Rob
Cebriak, will provide the traditional Fanfare, Processional and Recessional.* The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the senior
members of the GLHS Student Council. Similarly, the national anthem will be led by
GLHS seniors’ Jalen Carter and Evan Schrader.
A performance of the GLHS Alma Mater, with a music accompaniment by the Concert Band (under the direction of Jazz Band Director Kelly Shellhammer) will be dedicated to the memory of former classmate Shane Michael Albaugh.**
Class Motto: Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar | (1899–1995) an American writer and humorist
GLHS administrators Dwight Carter and Art Prince will introduce the Class
of 2012’s Top Five Percent - Gahanna-Jefferson's 36 valedictorians. These students, by dedicating themselves to academic excellence every day in every class, have maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Steve Benninger, lead pastor of New Life
Church of Gahanna, will provide the commencement address. After the GJPS
Board of Education presents each student with their diploma, GLHS Student
Council President Sanchi Arora will lead the class through the ceremonial turning of the tassel,
symbolizing the transition from candidate to graduate.
Tickets are not required for admission; however, seating is on a
first-come, first-served basis. Handicapped parking and/or seating is
• Updated 06.01.2012 16.32 - subject to change | * As written by music composer Edward Elgar (1857-1934) and arranged by James D. Ployhar (1926-2007), a popular music educator and film producer. |** Diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, Albaugh (17) passed away June 21, 2011.