Glenholme School in Washington recently held commencement exercises for the 24 members of its class of 2017.

Nearly 300 parents, friends, faculty and schoolmates gathered at the school for the event.

“Each one of you is very special,” said Glenholme Executive Director Maryann Campbell after she welcomed everyone to the ceremony.

“This class leaves rather honored and admired by so many,” she said. “We will long remember you and the legacy you leave here at Glenholme.”

Principal Sharon Murphy and numerous teaching faculty awarded 20 academic honors and special recognitions, including the Presidential Achievement Awards, to the graduating class members.

The presenters were joined by student council representatives who honored Mark Santariello with the Susan Clarke Memorial Scholarship.

Seth Greenlees, boarding director, presented the Core Values Award to Anna Nigolian, for demonstrating exceptional character and integrating Glenholme’s core character values into the school community regularly.

The a cappella group provided its rendition of the school song, “Light of Glenholme,” as an introduction to the executive director’s return and conveyance of the Harry Van Sinderen Scholarship to Cassidy Seaver in recognition of her outstanding demonstration of the values of kindness, respect, fairness, honesty, responsibility and community service.

Following the honors, Murphy, with the assistance of Assistant Executive Director Judy Cooper, presented the diplomas.

Additional musical pieces were woven into the event.

Chris Streibich, of the class of 2017, opened the exercises with “America (My Country ’Tis of Thee).”

An ensemble of graduates delivered “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” by Green Day, and Nigolian returned center stage to deliver her personal rendition of “In My Life,” by the Beatles.

Glenholme Operations Manager Noah Noyes shared some thoughts in the closing remarks.

“Class of 2017, today is a milestone for you, for your families, and for the Glenholme community,” he said. “As this ceremony draws to a close and you each begin to make your inevitable mark on the world, know that we are tremendously proud of you and your accomplishments — both past and future.”