MHS Class of 2017 Offered $16.3M in Scholarships

MHS Class of 2017 Offered over $16.3 million in Scholarships ​
Posted on 06/05/2017
Class of 2017On May 21, 880 students - the largest class in school history - graduated from William Mason High School during the school's 131st commencement ceremony held at the Cintas Center.
 
The Class of 2017 was one of the most successful in Mason history. Eighty-seven percent of the class will attend college in the fall, and more than 326 students received over $16.3 million in academic, arts and/or athletic scholarships and awards. There were 22 National Merit Finalists, 34 National Merit Commended Scholars, 3 Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, 315 summa cum laude graduates, 96 magna cum laude graduates, 85 cum laude graduates, and 413 students who received Ohio’s Honors Diploma.

School Board President Matt Steele, made welcoming remarks and Superintendent Dr. Gail-Kist Kline encouraged students to not be afraid of change.  MHS English teacher Tim King was chosen by the Class of 2017 to deliver the Faculty Address. His inspiring remarks reminded students that "Love" is spelled T-I-M-E. Watch Tim King deliver the commencement address

Student Body President Tori Berry and senior class officers Hannah Geiger, president, Katherine Geiger, vice-president, Vardhan Avasarala, secretary, and Juliana Senior Class OfficersDischer, treasurer, provided an overview of their class achievements. Valedictorian Xindi Chen and Salutatorian Aditya Singh also addressed their classmates. Board members Courtney Allen, Randy Andrews, Matt Steele, Kevin Wise, and Connie Yingling presented diplomas. The Mason High School Wind Symphony led the processional and played “October,” a senior choral ensemble sang “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”, and a senior orchestra ensemble played “Best Day of My Life.”​
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