Garfield Heights City Schools Hosts Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony


The One Hundred Eleventh Commencement Ceremony of the Garfield Heights City Schools was hosted earlier this week at Cleveland Music Hall as the Class of 2019 officially graduated. Approximately 285 graduating seniors participated in the annual event, sharing a great deal of emotion while demonstrating their own respective Bulldog Pride. Graduates entered the stage to the temperate beat of Mr. Pope’s High School Symphonic Band, senior Brianna Schillero led the audience in the Star Spangled Banner and Alma Mater and then joined a handful of classmate vocalists to perform We Won’t Stop Dreaming to firmly establish the tone for the evening. A number of valuable remarks were made, including from Superintendent Terry Olszewski, who reminded the graduates that they will always be a Bulldog, and that our school symbol is more than an animal, it’s an attitude, it’s more than a mascot, it’s a mindset. Valedictorian Cory Baczkowski spoke about the future and all the possibilities that remain ahead for the Class of 2019, while Salutatorian Jeremiah Ukwela led the audience in a brief trip down memory lane. Board President Gary Wolske encouraged seniors to be heroes, while High School Principal Tammy Hager culminated the ceremony by presenting the Class of 2019 to the audience and community. In all, the Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony was a wonderful evening of celebration. Congratulations to our Bulldog graduates!










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