Almost 600 Wylie High School senior students will cross the stage Saturday to receive diplomas during commencement exercises for the Class of 2019.
Graduation is set for 3 p.m. at Allen Event Center. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only.
Commencement begins with a welcome by WHS Principal Virdie Montgomery, followed by the procession of graduation candidates as they enter the venue. The United States and Texas flags will be presented by the WHS Air Force JROTC color guard and the school band will play the national anthem.
Montgomery will introduce guests, opening remarks will be given by Senior Class President Olivia Ofoegbu, Student Body President Maddie Quiroga will present a staff tribute and Wylie Independent School District Superintendent David Vinson is to be introduced by National Honor Society President Amanda Dominguez.
The WHS band will plan the Battle Hymn of the Republic followed by the salutatory address by Troy J. Sargent and valedictory address by Aidan J. Gardiner.
Montgomery is slated to certify the graduates and diplomas are to be presented by Vinson and WISD School Board President Mitch Herzog.
After diplomas are presented, Greg Neubauer will read the roll of graduates, the band will play the school song and Montgomery will make closing remarks.
The WHS senior class includes 590 candidates for graduation.
By Joe Reavis • [email protected]