It’s the completion of four years of study for graduating seniors who now take the next step in fulfilling dreams and taking on challenges.
Principal Sam Verano says the graduating class of 2017 has demonstrated to the community that they are all about other people.
“The reason I say that is because this class has been part of two Souderthons, which are dance marathons that have raised about $70,000 for kids who have pediatric cancer and they have also been the pioneers of one of the most special programs in my education career and that’s unified sports. We have two teams and people think of it as Special Olympics, but it’s far beyond that. It’s where our typical students participate right along side some our students with profound disabilities in track and field and bocce. We are actually champions in track and field this year and we’re one of the schools in the state that has both of these programs and it’s just fantastic to see how accepting and encouraging our typical students are, and the entire school, of our special needs students.”
The Souderton Area High School class of 2017 will receive their diplomas Friday at 6pm at Indian Field. 580 students are graduating. It’s largest graduating class in the school’s history.