Aaron Cole, the student speaker, gave a fine speech (I'll add quotes later), and Dale Knuth, the faculty speaker, provided a thoughtful and classy tribute to Dave Shipley, the Dean of Teachers who, sadly, is retiring at the end of the year.
Principal Poff, who's leaving, too, was hugged, kissed, picked up,twirled, body bumped, and applauded through the course of the evening, and not necessarily in that order.
The streaker, whoever he was, absconded quickly and mercifully. The band was energetic as always. The choir sang with great cheer. Many beach balls were batted.
Yours truly laments the fact that he did not get to say farewell to as many of his former students as he had hoped, but treasures the kind words from those who sought him out after the ceremony. Sweet sorrow, indeed.
Update: The Olympian profiles this "unconventional" class. The list of graduates is here.