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Dublin High School Class of 2017 Celebrates 47th DHS Commencement

June 1, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–With recent weather that has been both unseasonably cold and hot, it was timely that Dublin High School’s Class of 2017 were able to enjoy the 47th DHS commencement ceremony in perfect weather. This year’s ceremony used words of Eleanor Roosevelt for inspiration, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Principal Maureen Byrne and Superintendent Dr. Leslie Boozer both enjoyed their first commencement in their respective roles, while experienced volunteers and retiring teachers were recognized with awards. took 500 photos during the event that are freely available for downloading and sharing (available here, please credit to


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. Over 470 seniors crossed the stage this year, with more to come in future years.

The event included speeches and presentations by Dublin High School Gael Scholar Kevin Hom (with more puns than any commencement speech in recent memory), Principal Maureen Byrne, School Board Vice President Amy Miller and Student Leadership. 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. Former Dublin High School teacher Tim Sbranti was the Master of Ceremonies. had the honor and privilege to attend the event, capturing highlights on video including a time-lapse movie of the diploma presentations (compressing two hours down to 4 minutes):

The Class of 2017 has a lot to celebrate: 99% of Dublin High’s Class of 2017 will be attending college this Fall, including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Purdue, USC, 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 Kevin Hom


Dublin High School Senior Class Leadership


Dublin High School Senior Class Gift


DUSD School Board Vice President Amy Miller


Dublin High School Principal Maureen Byrne


Dublin High School Class of 2017 Turning of the Tassels





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