The 121st annual Chesterton High School commencement exercises will be held
on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Chesterton High School Football
Senior class officers are Alexis Zimmer, president; Kevin Potter, vice
president, Rana Torabi, secretary and Elizabeth Koch, treasurer.
Commencement address will be presented by Michael Okeley, teacher, and the
student address will be presented by Kevin Potter.
The class motto is “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the
life you have imagined.”
The class flower is the white rose. Other events of the day include
presentation of honor students by James Goetz, principal; awarding of the
diplomas by Dr. Dirk E. Baer, superintendent of schools; Monte Moffett,
assistant superintendent of curriculum; Dr. David L. Pruis, assistant
superintendent for operations and human resources, and the officers and
members of the DSC Board of Education; and the traditional turning of the
tassels and closing by Alexis Zimmer, class president and Kevin Potter,
class vice president.
Admission tickets will be required if commencement has to be moved to the
gym. The doors at the gym will be opened at 6 p.m. Each senior will be
issued up to nine tickets for his/her parents and relatives.
Those not wishing to use all their tickets are asked to return them to the
main office as soon as possible. They will be redistributed to those who
request tickets for additional family members. Requests for additional
tickets can be made by calling the main office. Requests will be placed on a
waiting list. If weather permits and commencement is held outside, these
tickets will allow those to be seated outside as early as 5:30 p.m. General
admission will begin at 6 p.m.
Special tickets are required for those guests who are physically unable to
climb the bleachers. You may exchange your regular tickets for the special
seating tickets in the main office. Special handicapped parking is
available. It is recommended that seniors and those with mobility
limitations be dropped off while other family members park the vehicle
A decision as to whether the commencement will be held inside or outside
will be made on Wednesday, June 8. This announcement will be made to senior
students and via radio stations and newspapers.