Marietta High School held Winter Commencement on December 20, 2018 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. This was the largest winter commencement in the school’s history, with a total of 37 graduates.
“Our students have shown great perseverance this semester, not allowing potential obstacles to keep them from obtaining their goal of graduating from high school,” said B.J. Smith, counselor at the MHS Performance Learning Center. “They worked hard, became better students by communicating with their teachers, and have plans in place for their next steps in life.”
Makenzie Courts is one of the graduates who completed all necessary coursework a semester early and chose to participate in winter graduation.
“Makenzie will be starting classes at Georgia Highlands College in January where she will be working to complete an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene,” said Smith.
Another graduate, Vladimir Hernandez, will start classes at Chattahoochee Technical College in January. He will be working in the area of Design and Media Production Technology. A great choice, seeing that Georgia is now the number one film production location in the world, with film and television productions generating $9.5 billion in economic impact last year.
“Our students are equipped to take on anything,” said Marietta High School Principal Keith Ball. “Some are graduating in winter to get ahead, others struggled in a traditional setting and needed more one on one attention, but they are all academically ready for what’s next in life.”
Others in this group of graduates will also be attending Chattahoochee Technical College taking classes in automotive technology, cosmetology, and nursing.
Congratulations to our graduates!