Commencement Ceremony Honors Temple City Seniors

Temple City seniors graduate high school and move on to pursue their futures.

Written by ASHLEY CHANG / Published June 24, 2011

Donning the signature Temple City High School colors, green and gold, the Class of 2011 stepped onto the Arthur North Field on June 17, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. to begin their commencement exercises.

For the seniors, finals were over, but graduation wasn’t. The soon-to-be graduates rehearsed on the week of graduation, on Wednesday and Thursday, to prevent any mishaps during the actual graduation.

From 8:30 AM to 10:15 AM, seniors practiced how to properly enter the field and receive their diplomas in an orderly fashion.

Dragonflicks, the TCHS, film production team, also worked to set up the stage and make sure the sound system was working properly. As the graduation went smoothly, the seniors and Dragonflicks’ hard work paid off.

The graduation first began with the processional and was followed by a flag salute and welcome speech from the 2010-2011 ASB Vice President Joanne Ng.

Shortly after, the 2010-2011 ASB President, Gabriel Jimenez also delivered his speech and joined the Brighter Side Singers who sang the song, “There you’ll Be.”

Following, the Salutatorian Alexander Lam and the Senior Class President, Jennifer Der proceeded to deliver their speeches, respectively.

Lastly, the Valedictorian, Jane Huang advised the seniors about the future and ended her speech with the 2011 class chant: “Double one gets it done!”

The conferring of diplomas began after the TCHS principal, Mary Jo Fosselman King’s speech, and Class of 2011 transitioned from seniors into graduates.

Once the conferring of diplomas ended, green and gold caps could be seen flying in the air as the graduation ended with cheers and smiles.

Congratulations to the Class of 2011. Truly, “Double one gets it done!”


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