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59th Commencement Ceremony Adds 278 to Alumni Ranks

R-PHS is proud to add 278 recently minted alumni after the turning of the tassel Tuesday evening, June 6th.  The prestigious event filled the L.C. Walker arena to capacity to witness yet another wonderfully gifted class of Rockets completed their high school years.

This year marked the first time in ceremony history that teachers and administrators from the middle school, intermediate and elementary schools.  The sight was magnificent!


Mr. Steven Edwards, Superintendent of Schools at Reeths-Puffer addresses the seniors.


R-PHS Valedictorian, Maria Nolan shares her memories of her classmates.

Salutatorian, Maryssa Depies shared a few personal experiences about not giving up, but getting up and trying again.

Class speaker, Noel Sheffer talked about heroes and how the class of 2017 has hero potential.

High School Principal, Mr. Beckeman talked about having a grounded moral compass (truth, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude) to guide future decisions by.

A few candids (courtesy of Joe’s Creative Expressions) from this very special night for the class of 2017.