It might be a holiday weekend to honor veterans, but Sunday afternoon the focus will shift to the Class of 2013 as Marshalltown High School holds its annual commencement ceremony.
A total of 323 students will graduate at the Roundhouse event scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday. MHS Principal Aiddy Phomvisay said this class is graduating with a wide range of accomplishments.
"They are just a multi-talented group of students," Phomvisay said. "From athletics, fine arts and performing arts to academics they have done extremely well."
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The Marshalltown High School Roundhouse was packed with graduates and well-wishers at the 2012 graduation ceremony. The Class of 2013 will graduate at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Roundhouse.
Phomvisay said the achievements of this class are not only statewide but national.
"I'm just tremendously proud of them," he said.
The school does not select valedictorians but will honor four students who have maintained a perfect grade point average all four years of high school. The names of these students will be announced at the event.
If You Go ...
WHAT: Marshalltown High School graduation
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Marshalltown High School Roundhouse
Graduating students who have been chosen to make presentations at the ceremony include Janet Fonseca, Emma Runquist, Cheyenne Friest, Grace Franck, Maddison Wignall, Joseph Metzger and Rachel Faircloth.
Guests will notice a group of more than 20 students wearing silver cords this year. They have completed a new program at the school and the cords recognize their achievement in volunteerism in the community. Phomvisay also pointed to an event organized by senior students - Reading in the Roundhouse - as an example of how community-minded this graduating class has been.