Graduation 2012

The festivities started with the Ridge View band and JROTC color guard. As the graduates entered, Pomp and Circumstance was played by the band with Ms. Warren on the piano.  Once all graduates were in the room, a student sang the national anthem and Kent Moe, master of ceremonies, took the mike to introduce the guests of honor.  These guests, who were there in support of the students,included Caren Leaf, Ski Broman and members of the Ridge View school board.

The program included several feature events.  Colorado State Senator Nancy Spence spoke to the graduates about taking the right road.  She encouraged the girls to make good choices and to live heroic lives.  The Betty Marler choir, under the direction of D’Ann Warren, sang Jubilate Deo as well as a song she wrote herself titled Sing.  The graduation program also featured a movie about the program’s namesake, Betty K. Marler herself.      

After the program features, awards and certificates were passed out.  There were nine program graduates and seven GED graduates.  A program graduate is someone who took her treatment seriously, worked hard to improve, and earned her status.  Additionally, there were five girls who received awards.  The four of the five awards were for achievements in Horticulture, Culinary, Athletics and Technology.  The fifth award was for Overall Program Improvement. 

After the graduates moved their tassels and threw their mortar-board hats a short reception was held.  The Culinary Arts class, under the direction of Leisa Bankston, served hors d'oeuvres

while guests visited their families and dignitaries.


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