"Quasquicentennial” is the official term used to describe a 125th anniversary.
Princeton High School’s Class of 2019 can add that unique designation to its list of graduation memories once Friday’s commencement is complete.
District 477 currently has 239 seniors ready to participate in this year’s ceremony, said Dina Scandinato, administrative assistant to the principal and graduation coordinator.
The actual number of seniors scheduled to make the graduation walk during Friday night’s 7 p.m. commencement in PHS Gymnasium 1 is actual higher than that previously mentioned total, and currently stands at 251, Scandinato recently explained in an email.
A final count of 2019 PHS graduates was scheduled for today (Wednesday, May 29).
The Class Flower is the Orange Rose and the Class Motto reads as follows: “Our lives are before us, our past is behind us, our memories are forever within us.”
After commencement, graduating seniors will receive their diploma providing all fines, fees, lunch accounts, and overdue/lost books have been cleared, Principal Barbara Muckenhirn stated in her annual letter to parents.
Doors to the gym will open at 6 p.m. Friday in advance of commencement.
Due to space limitations and fire code regulations, tickets are required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony in order to not exceed maximum capacity for the gym.
Each Princeton High School graduate is issued six free general admission guest tickets for the ceremony.
In the case of split families, three tickets were mailed to each parent or guardian, provided addresses were available.
A limited number of additional tickets will be available for will-call at the high school office beginning at p.m. Friday, May 31, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“While we cannot guarantee all your guests will be able to get tickets, we have not run out of tickets in previous years,” Muckenhirn stated, adding it’s imperative that students safeguard tickets, as they cannot be replaced except at the will-call window.
If a student does not need all six tickets, any extras should be returned to the high school office so they may be used for other guests.