Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation
– By Amanda Clark
On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, orchestra, and International Irish Tenor Mark Forrest performed before the graduates took the stage. Mr. Shipp and superintendent Eric Williams gave a speech as well as Muriel Forrest. Many speeches were made reminiscing about the classes many ups and downs and there were acknowledgements for students attending schools such as West Point University, Cornell University, and Brown University. The class was made up of 372 students, and of those 372 students 16.6 percent will be attending a 2-year university, 61.1 percent will be attending a 4-year university, 3 percent will be in the military, 15 percent are not sure, 1.3 percent will be taking a gap year, .3 percent will be going to a school outside of the United States, and 2.7 percent will be entering the workforce. co-valedictorians of the class were Andrea Patterson and Ryan Taylor. The salutatorian was Emma Gillies.