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Congratulations to Tucson Unified's Class of 2015
More than 2,800 members of Tucson Unified School District's Class of 2015 graduated this week in ceremonies at campuses all over the city. For those outside, a strong breeze meant holding onto caps tightly as they threatened to fly away—much like many balloons that went skyward Thursday night.
Members of the Class of 2015 are venturing out all over the nation for college, careers and military service. In all, these graduates were offered $87,259,653 in grants and scholarships.
While they may all be going in different directions, they will always have something in common: A high school diploma.
Dr. H.T. Sánchez, superintendent of Tucson Unified School District, told the crowd at Pueblo Magnet High School something that applies to all graduates.
"The great equalizer, the one thing that can't be taken away from you is your education. As long as you have your education you have your dignity," he said. "And when you have your education and your dignity there is nothing you can't accomplish."
The Tucson Unified Communications Team was present at all of the graduation ceremonies. We will be bringing you stories from each ceremony in the coming days. Here are a few to get us started.
Mary Meredith K-12 celebrated their graduates in a garden ceremony complete with a violin serenade. The seniors were surrounded by family, friends, support staff and several TUSD administrators and dignitaries. The entire Mary Meredith community of staff and students were amongst the privileged gathered to honor the graduates and bid them a loving farewell. The elementary students opened the ceremony by singing the National Anthem. Each senior had a moment to speak to their guests which was a heartfelt and memorable experience for everyone. Dr. H.T. Sánchez spoke to the seniors congratulating them on achieving such an honorable accomplishment. After the seniors received their diplomas and congratulatory greetings from the members of the Governing Board and district administration, each one received a parting gift from the community. Upon the completion of the ceremony, all of the guests and community gathered in the courtyard for light refreshments, plenty of pictures and final farewells. It was a magnificent crowning to a wonderful school year and every senior was sent on with love, support and best wishes for a happy and healthy future.