Class of 2020

Eastern Mennonite School

Commencement Celebrations June 13, 2020

Read the news coverage and see a photo gallery here.

Read Shannon Roth's commencement speech, "Uncomfortable? Lean in!" here.

May 20 -- Virtual chapel featuring Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, with message for class of 2020 posted here.

May 23 -- Principal Justin King, and senior class sponsors Shannon Roth and Jodi Hertzler deliver yard signs to every senior's home. See photos and write up.

May 27 -- Virtual chapel featuring comments by Ms. Kierra Sauder, departing English teacher, and senior reflections sharing plans for the future posted here.

May 29 -- Slide show sharing the 2019-2020 Annual Award Recognition posted here.

Friday, June 5

  • 2 p.m. -- Senior parade. Seniors will drive into the auditorium lot and receive gifts from the Advancement office, welcoming to their Alumni Association. Guests are welcome to arrive by 1:45 p.m. and park in the lot above the traffic circle at the auditorium. Guests are not permitted to get out of their cars. Teachers and administrators at a safe distance and wearing masks will be on hand to cheer on the seniors.
  • 5 p.m. -- Videos featuring senior class members and selected parents of seniors will be posted for seniors and families to view at their convenience. These are speeches that would normally be shared at Senior Parent Banquet (mid April) and Baccalaureate (Saturday of commencement weekend).

View the Graduation Speeches Playlist

Saturday, June 13

  • 2:30 p.m. -- Commencement, Eastern Mennonite School Auditorium parking lot. Due to social restrictions in place due to COVID-19 and a commitment to keeping everyone safe, participants will remain in their cars throughout the program. Graduates and family or guests will come to the stage, with the number of people outside cars at any one time totaling no more than 10. As their name is read, each student will pick up their diploma and a rose, pose for a picture, and return to their car. Commencement speaker is Shannon Roth, government and US History teacher and senior class sponsor. Live stream available here. See article.