Three hundred and forty six graduates of the Everett High School Class of 2011 will receive their diplomas at the commencement exercises tonight (Wednesday at 6 p.m.) at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium.
This year’s graduating class is the first to have attended the new Everett High School for all four years. The sparkling new school building overlooking Glendale Park was opened in August, 2007.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire will speak at the ceremony. Principal Lou Baldi will serve as master of ceremonies.
Foresteire praised the graduates, saying they have achieved well in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in the arts, drama, and music.
“They have the Everett edge,” said Foresteire. “They know how to work and they have worked hard to be successful and that gives them an advantage over their competition.”
School Committee members will participate in the presentation of diplomas to the graduates.
Senior Class valedictorian Amy Phan and salutatorian Ivan Velev will deliver their graduation addresses.
At an academic awards night held Monday, more than $125,000 in scholarships were presented to graduates. Fifty-one students received Honor Medals while 95 students received college scholarships.
Of the 346 graduates, 276 students will be continuing their education at 61 different higher institutions of learning. Nine students will enter military service.