Loveland salutes the Class of 2016
The Loveland City School District congratulates the 311 members of the Loveland High School (LHS) Class of 2016, who successfully graduated in a ceremony Saturday, May 28, at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University. Superintendent Chad Hilliker had a message for the graduating seniors – belonging to each other, the Loveland community and the larger world they are entering.
“Let me share a secret with you, Class of 2016. You have made an impact that you will never directly see. There are younger people who have watched you. They watched what you have achieved academically; they have seen you perform on the stage; they have seen your beautiful artwork; they have seen you compete; and they have witnessed how you include others. They have seen you be Tigers, and they want to grow up to be like you. Thank you for letting us belong to you. We belong to each other. And remember: Once a Tiger, always a Tiger! We will miss you!” Hilliker said in the graduation address.
The Class of 2016 earned a total of $21,136,584 in scholarships. Of the 311 graduating seniors, 131 received honor diplomas. In addition to the presentation by Superintendent Hilliker, Loveland Board of Education President Art Jarvis addressed the class, along with Valedictorian Morlan Osgood, Salutatorian Karl Mueller, Class President Claire Ruben, Student Council President Alyssa Gilliland, and LHS Principal Peggy Johnson.
“It is an honor to be the principal at LHS,” said Johnson. “Having had only one year with this graduating class, I am truly amazed at the talent and passions these young people pursue. From academics to robotics and everything in between, this class is quite accomplished. It's a joy to even imagine not only what the future holds for them, but also what they will create in their lifetime that will benefit our community, society and world.”
Photo caption: The Loveland High School Class of 2016 graduating Saturday, May 28, in a ceremony on the campus of Xavier University.
Watch the district-produced farewell video to the Class of 2016 as shown before the graduation ceremony: