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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.

Class Motto: Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.    - Evan Esar | (1899–1995) an American writer and humorist

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.**

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.

Image: Gahanna-Lincoln HS Graduates
  About the Class of 2012

♦ 529 are from Gahanna Lincoln HS
♦ 38 are from Gahanna Community School
♦ 19% will graduate with Honors
Has 34 Valedictorians
♦ Has 13 members that were recently inducted in to the National Honor Society
Has 3 National Merit Scholars
Has 6 National Merit Commended Scholars
♦ Has $15 million, thus far, in Local Scholarships & Grants  (more to come!)
♦ An additional 20 students will earn their degree this summer
♦ 91% will go on to immediately attend the 2- or  4-year college or university of their choice

Tickets are not required for admission; however, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicapped parking and/or seating is available.

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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.

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