Congratulations Class of 2019
More than 1,240 members of the Class of 2019 will participate in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18 at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.
On behalf of the Board of Education, I offer congratulations on this accomplishment to the members of the class, their parents, and the teachers they’ve had throughout their time with us in Dublin City Schools.
High school graduation represents the ending of one chapter of our students’ lives and the beginning of an exciting new one. As educators, the members of the Class of 2019 represent the essence of the profession we dedicate our lives to. These students are now ready to move on to higher education, employment, or the military, and it provides us all with a tremendous feeling of pride. While graduation is an expected outcome, it represents something larger than a day of gowns, pictures, and parties. It is a true transition point in the lives of our students and we wish them all of the best as they pursue their futures.
I want to point out a few of the Class of 2019’s statistical accomplishments, but these numbers certainly do not tell the entirety of the class story.
The Class of 2019 features the most National Merit Scholar Semifinalists of any district in Ohio with 32.
This class boasts 313 students who will graduate at the top of their class with a cumulative GPA of 4.1 or above.
The Class of 2019 will also celebrate 400 students who will graduate Summa Cum Laude (4.0 and above), 180 students who will graduate Magna Cum Laude (3.75 to 3.99), and 158 who will graduate Cum Laude (3.5 to 3.749). More than 80% of the Class of 2019 has taken at least one Advanced Placement or IB class during their high school academic careers.
About 90% of our students will go on to higher education. Some will enter the military and earlier this month we had a special ceremony honoring their willingness to serve.
The Class of 2019 enjoyed many successes outside the classroom as well. This year's graduating class has been involved in some of the best bands and choirs in Ohio and superior ratings at music competitions have been regular occurrences. Theater students and staff produced dramas, comedies, and musicals which have been enjoyed by thousands of people during the past four years. In the visual arts, students have produced an extraordinarily wide array of artwork earning them many state and national awards.
On the fields and the courts, the Class of 2019 has earned Ohio Capital Conference championships in a wide variety of sports during their careers. District, Regional and State championships have been won on the courses, courts, fields, rinks, and in the pools.
Community service has been a constant theme for the Class of 2019. This past school year, students collected thousands of dollars, toys, blankets, food, and other items for worthy causes all over Central Ohio. The senior members of my Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee were integral in planning the District-wide dodgeball fundraiser in April that set a new record this year, bringing in more than $15,400.
The members of the class of 2019 represent why we do what we do, and truly embody the Dublin Difference.
Congratulations to the students and parents of the Dublin City Schools Class of 2019.