IPHS Class of 2016 to graduate Saturday night
Graduating seniors at Iowa Park High School will receive their diplomas Saturday night during ceremonies at Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls.
One hundred and fourteen seniors in the graduating class of 2016 will begin filing into the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. as the processional is played.
Mariah Cavinder will give the invocation followed by the Posting of Colors by the IPHS Junior ROTC Honor Guard. Landen Kimbro and Makenzi Zachry will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and IPHS choir students will sing the national anthem.
Bubba Harris, the 2016 Salutatorian will welcome those attending. Harris, also the 2015-2016 Student Body President, will present the Class Key to Keaton Haynes, 2016-2017 Student Body President. Senior Thoughts will be given by Jake McCarty, Cole Oxford, and Josh Ellis.
Jodi Schlaud, IPHS Principal, will present the class to Iowa Park CISD Superintendent Steve Moody, then Jeff Rhoades, president of the Iowa Park CISD School Board will present the diplomas beginning with the top 10 graduates in order of their grade point average and the remaining seniors will be called in alphabetical order.
Franco Nieto, IPHS Valedictorian will deliver the farewell address, followed by the school song led by Makenzi Zachry and Allison Schubert. The benediction will be given by Matthew Cooper.
Project Graduation will start at 10:30 p.m. at the high school.
This event gives graduating seniors the opportunity to celebrate in a fun and safe environment. It is a tobacco, drug and alcohol free event that goes on all night following graduation exercises.
According to coordinator Stephen Jones, there will be a comedy hypnotism show in the auditorium, inflatable obstacle course and games, knockerball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, bingo and “Iowa Park Idol” put on by Prom DJ’s, TNT Mobile Entertainment.
There will be food and drinks throughout the night, ending with breakfast and prizes in the morning. Everyone who stays through the whole night will receive a prize, and also be eligible for drawings for a variety of prizes donated by local businesses and parents.