POTTSTOWN PA – Members of the Class of 2014 at Pottsgrove High School paraded down the aisles of its Radel Auditorium and into the annals of its history Friday (June 13, 2014) during its 58th commencement exercises.
To the school district’s dismay, the graduation ceremony got a soggy start. Heavy rains earlier in the day eliminated plans to stage the event in the stadium behind the Kauffman Road building.
That left some family members without a seat in the packed auditorium. Television monitors were set up so they could watch the proceedings from several areas. They included the high school lobby and its cafeteria, where many guests could be seen using their programs to fan away the heat and humidity.
The graduates, though, were joyful. They waved to relatives and friends as they marched into the auditorium. Inside the dramatically darkened space, some practically jumped down the aisles. Others stopped for a family photograph.
A Junior ROTC honor guard formally presented the colors as high school musicians played the graduation march and national anthem. Selected seniors showed off their musical talents, too, by performing several numbers..
Then came the moment many awaited for years: the distribution of diplomas, the change of tassels, and the official pronouncement that for these seniors the secondary school adventure was over and new ones lay ahead.
- See a gallery of photos from the event. Click on any thumbnail photo below to see it on a separate page, then click the photo there to see it in full size.
Photos and video by Joe Zlomek for The Post Publications LLC