Westfield High School senior class officers (front row): Didi Pace, president; Allie Bush, vice president; and Carolyn Ziegler, secretary; (back row): Maya Hossain, treasurer; Julie Frappier, historian; and Marissa Ritter, senator.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
Amid pomp and circumstance and a sea of black and gold, Westfield High School's Class of 2017 held its 16th commencement ceremony for 610 students at the Eagle Bank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax on Thursday, June 15.
School Principal Dr. Anthony Copeland presented several statistics about the class of 2017, namely that the class received $2,271,920 in scholarships, had 14 Cappies nominations for theater, had two National Merit Scholars, 110 Summa Cum Laude graduates (students with 4.0 GPAs or higher), eight Governor's School attendees, and nine students who will be attending U.S. Service Academies (Naval, Air Force, Military, Coast Guard, etc).
On top of that, the Westfield Bulldogs football team won the state championship Group 6A this year.
Student graduates who were singled out for excellence include: Pride Award winner Andrew Ssekikubo, and Carolyn Ziegler who won both the Leader of the Pack Award and the Student Award.