Graduates bid farewell to Glenholme School

The Glenholme School in Washington recently hosted graduation exercises for one of its largest classes in history.

Maryann Campbell, Glenholme executive director, opened the school's 10th commencement exercises with a welcome address.

Following the opening remarks, Mark Rainey of the graduation class and Student Council president, praised his classmates.

"Creativity is the best description of the class of 2014," he said. "At Glenholme, I have met and become close to an eclectic group of students, each with their own form of creativity."

After the speeches, Judy Cooper, executive administrator, joined with Campbell and numerous teaching faculty to present academic honors, scholarships, awards and special recognitions to the graduating class.

They were joined by representatives of the Student Council, who honored one student with the Susan Clarke Memorial Scholarship.

Cooper delivered a speech on behalf of the local Judea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which honored Iulia Ilea with the 2014 Citizenship Award for outstanding character, dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Sharon Murphy, Glenholme's principal, then carried out the custom of awarding of the diplomas.

Two special performances were also woven into the ceremony.

The senior ensemble sang "We Are The World," by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, and Jake Sperber performed "Finally," by Fergie.

Patrick Queenan, Glenholme assistant executive director, concluded the ceremony with his perspectives.