On Sunday evening, the more than 200 Hobart High School Brickies in the Class of 2021 lined the football field and walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas.
On Sunday afternoon, nearly 150 graduates from Griffith High School walked across the stage to get the diplomas they worked over a decade to receive. Each student was also handed a yellow carnation — an extra symbol of celebration the school board of trustees started last year with the modified graduation for the class of 2020.
Nearly 300 graduates walked across the stage Saturday evening to wrap up their time as Morton High School Governors.
The 170 or so students that walked across the stage at The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Saturday comprised the final graduating class of Gavit, which will close to make way for the new Hammond Central High School.
At the 137th and final commencement for Hammond High School Thursday evening, there were words of advice, tears and celebration.
At the 86th and final graduation for George Rogers Clark Middle/High School Wednesday night, Principal David Verta told the graduates, "Class of 2021, we really did save the best for last."
Over 250 graduates from Lowell High School proceeded onto the football field Friday to cap off their high school careers.
As the 2021 graduation nears a close, let's take a moment to recognize this year's crop of graduates.
During two ceremonies on Sunday, family and friends gathered at Merrillville High School to watch the class of 2021 walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Graduate Cynthia Chockalingam gave her fellow graduates this charge: be like an elephant with big ears to listen and a small mouth. Listening, she said, should be followed up with empathy and understanding.
The “Adopt-A-Senior” program allows community members to “adopt” a student and give them handwritten letters, gifts, supplies for college or anything else they see fit as a way to celebrate seniors.