Englewood graduation set for May 18

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The Englewood High School Class of 2013 is unique. The members are the final EHS class to finish their education in the high school facility as it is today.

The students completed their senior year attending classes accompanied by the growl of heavy equipment that filled the halls, underlining the fact that work is underway to change the face of their alma mater forever.

They watched the pool be demolished and other parts of the school be torn down to make way for construction of a seventh- through 12th-grade campus on the EHS site.

As part of that project, while school is closed this year for Christmas break, all high school classrooms and operations will be moved into the newly finished wing that will eventually house Englewood Middle School.

Members of the Class of 2013 who leave Englewood and return after December 2014 will find a new, modern campus, and will find the only structures that avoided the wrecking ball were the auditorium and the field house.

Currently, there are 167 candidates to make the traditional march from the field house down to the stadium and onto the football field for their commencement ceremonies on May 18. This will be the only class to make the march to their seats while seeing all the work underway on the north end of their school that is undergoing a complete makeover.

GRADUATION FACTS:

Graduation: 9 a.m. May 18 in the Englewood High School Stadium

School enrollment: 614

Graduation candidates: 167

School mascot: Pirate

Senior class officers: President Jeff Donahoo, vice president/secretary Maddie Avjean

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