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Summit Graduation 2022Summit Academy High School Graduation 2022

Twenty-three seniors, sporting wide smiles and blue Summit Academy caps and gowns, received their high school diploma on May 18, 2022 at Summit's Machesney Park campus.

Nicole Brady, in her first year as Summit Executive Director, beamed with pride as she welcomed families and special guests who filled the gymnasium for the ceremony. Her smile remained as she spoke about the Class of 2022, who will forever hold a special place in her heart.

Scott Bloomquist, Regional Superintendent of Schools, delivered the keynote address, and encouraged seniors to look to the future with intention. Mr. Bloomquist emphasized that the impactful decisions students make today really DO matter, and will create stepping stones for them in their lives.

Ms. Brady then asked graduates to pause and take time to "high five, fist bump, or hug" anyone who had gone out of their way to support them as they navigated their educational journey. The graduates acknowledged those special people as they showered family, friends, and staff in attendance with expressions of heartfelt appreciation.,

Each graduate received their diploma and ceremoniously moved their tassels from right to left, sumbolizing their significant achievement. This year, a spcial seat was also reserved for one student who tragically lost her life during the school year. Her family was also presented with her honorary diploma.

The ceremony concluded with a celebration and fellowship time in the cafeteria for graduates and their families.

Congratulations, Summit Academy Class of 2022! We are so proud of YOU!

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