Dublin High School Class of 2015 Commencement: “Change”
Timing is everything. Somehow Dublin High School’s Class of 2015 commencement ceremony avoided the one day of rain in weeks by just a few hours. As was the case last year, Dublin High seniors were able to graduate at home, in Gaels Stadium. The growth in enrollment at DHS brings increased energy and excitement for each graduating class, with stands packed with grandparents, parents, siblings and friends. Each name read brings a burst of cheers from across the stadium building to the moment every student waits for – the turning of the tassels and flinging of mortar boards into a cloudless sky.
The event included speeches and presentations by Dublin High School Gael Scholar Zachary Schmidt, City of Dublin Mayor David Haubert, Principal Carol Shimizu, School Board President Amy Miller, Dublin High School teacher Tim Sbranti, Senior Class President Sobhon Khairy, Senior Class Vice President Sereena Patel and Senior Class Secretary Karina Gurusiddaiah. The Dublin High Color Guard and Band, the Dublin High Choir, bagpiper Jeff Campbell and members of the Air Force Color Guard added fanfare to the ceremony.
OneDublin.org had the honor and privilege to attend the event, capturing highlights on video including a time-lapse movie of the diploma presentations (compressing over one hour down to under 3 minutes):
This year’s theme was “Change” – and the Class of 2015 has a lot to celebrate. Over 97% of Dublin High’s Class of 2015 will be attending college this Fall, including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, every University of California (UC), every CSU campus and and many more.
For those who couldn’t attend (and for those that want to relive some of the highlights) here is more from the memorable event:
Dublin High School Gael Scholar Zachary Schmidt
Dublin High School Senior Class President Sobhon Khairy
Dublin High School Senior Vice President Sereena Patel and Karina Gurusiddaiah
DUSD Board of Trustees President Amy Miller
Dublin High School Principal Carol Shimizu
City of Dublin Mayor David Haubert