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Anxiously waiting for commencement to begin are, from
left, Olivia Marcana, Maeve Van Etten,
and Brianna Valentine.

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

The gym at Homewood-Flossmoor High School was filled to capacity as family and friends came to support the 253 graduates of James Hart Junior High during commencement ceremonies on Monday, June 1.

District 153 graduated 253
students Monday, June 1,
including from left, Maileq
Chism, Robyn Cole, Jaronn
Correll and Jarred Correll.

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/
HF Chronicle)

The Panther Choir entertained the audience, and remembrances of the time the Class of 2015 had spent at Willow, Churchill, Millennium and Hart Schools were delivered by Samara Zinnerman, class president.  

Shelly Marks, president of the District 153 School Board spoke of a letter Hart Principal Scott McAlister recently received from five senior citizens about the exceptional conduct of Hart students at a local restaurant.  

Saying thank you is important, she told the students. Putting it in writing carries extra weight, as the seniors proved with their letter. She urged the students to take the time to say thank you in writing to someone important in their lives.

Special awards were presented during the ceremony.  The American Freedom Award, presented by VFW Post 8077, was given to Serena Webster and Camm Pollmacher, selected for their courage, leadership and honor. 

Ready for the James Hart
commencement to begin are,
from left, Zoe Carter, Jade
Castillo and Kamya Cave.

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/
HF Chronicle)

The PTA Service Award was given to Madison Garofalo and Kensuke Nakamura who showed leadership and a willingness to give their time and talent to the school and community organizations.

The Art Welsh 4-Way Test Award, presented by the Homewood Rotary, went to Joy Rhodes and Jack Anderson in recognition of their truthfulness, fairness, good will and friendliness.

A special thanks was given to teachers Greg Weiss and Cheryl Ziering who are retiring after 25-year careers in the district.

Contact Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]

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