RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield High School will bid farewell to the Class of 2016 Friday with a graduation ceremony.
A total of 422 students will graduate at the ceremony, which will be held at 4 p.m. at the William A. O'Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
The class speaker for the ceremony will be Emma Hergenrother and the faculty speaker will be Judy Silver. The ceremony will also include remarks by Principal Stacey Gross, Class President John Diorio and Valedictorian Siqiao Mu.
"As the Class of 2016 concludes their high school career and moves on to the next chapter of their lives, I can say without reservation that this group of young adults will define themselves by their actions," said Assistant Principal Stephanie Parker. "With each decision they make, they will tell themselves and the world who they are and recognize that there are many kinds of success. I wish them much luck and happiness as they begin their journey."
"The Class of 2016 is enthusiastic, intelligent, sensitive, athletic and civic minded," said Gross. "As a class, and as individuals, they should be proud of all they’ve accomplished. I am confident they will experience much success as they enter the worlds of post –secondary education, the military or work. I wish them much happiness and luck as they pursue their future dreams."
Those attending are advised that there will be traffic congestion, and the district recommends that attendees plan ahead. There are no tickets for the commencement exercises, but guests should be limited to four. Students should park in the lot adjacent to the O'Neill Center and down University Boulevard. Parents can park in any designated lot, all of which include handicapped spots.
Students will enter via Gate 3, the guest entrance is Guest 1. Doors for guest entry will open at approximately 3 p.m. Seats will be set aside for those in need of assistance.
A complete list of senior awards and scholarships is attached.See Attachment