On June 6, a total of 563 seniors will graduate from Hopkins High School in a student-centered ceremony held in Lindberg Center featuring music by the High School Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Philharmonic Orchestra. Students Isaac Gotlieb and Morgan Hawley led the ceremony, and students Aamaro Bozeman, Jr. and Saralee Reed gave speeches.
Of the Hopkins 2019 graduating class, 157 students graduated with honors, 54 graduated with distinction, six were named National Merit Commended Scholars, one was named a National Merit Scholar, 71 were part of the National Honor Society, and 11 graduated with a Billingual Seal.
During "America the Beautiful" Hopkins High School presented the flags representing the graduates' countries of birth. This year, 29 countries were represented including United States, Argentina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Awarding of Diplomas
Hopkins High School Principal Doug Bullinger and the school's faculty presented the class of 2019. Diplomas were awarded by Superintendent Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, and the Hopkins Board of Education, including Chair Wendy Donovan, Vice Chair Kris Newcomer, Treasurer Steve Adams, Fartun Ahmed, Jen Bouchard, Dave Larson, and Chris LaTondresse.
A video broadcast of the Hopkins 2019 Commencement Ceremony is available on Channel 14.