Commencement ceremony May 28 recognized 160 graduates

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications

INDIAN HILL, OH (June 1, 2021) – Indian Hill High School (IHHS) celebrated  160 members of the graduation Class of 2021  with a commencement ceremony Friday, May 28, at Tomahawk Stadium.

Indian Hill High School Class of 2021 Graduates – 13 Year Club members (Provided)

Jeff Damadeo, Pricipal IHHS (Provided)

The Indian Hill Board of Education, administrators, teachers, and staff members joined family and friends in recognizing the incredible accomplishments of the scholars.

“Braves, I ask that you take a moment and simply look around. Remember this moment, and remember how you feel. In a year that has created so much uncertainty, fear, and doubt, look how far we’ve come,” said IHHS Principal Jeff Damadeo in his opening address to the students. “Several months ago, the idea of us all being together here at Tomahawk Stadium, celebrating this extraordinary class of Braves was simply impossible. But the day is finally here, and as it should be, it’s a day where the Class of 2021 and their loved ones can be together, look back at your time here at Indian Hill and truly celebrate.” 

Indian Hill Superintendent of Schools Kirk Koennecke told the graduates that the teachers, families, and community stood in awe at all they accomplished despite the hardships of COVID-19, and he delivered the closing thoughts: 

Kirk Koennecke, Superintendent, Indian Hill School District (Provided)

“We will remember you as leaders. You are a shining example of student success during this unique chapter of your lives. Your story is already amazing, and as the authors of the chapters yet to be written as Indian Hill High School alumni, we look forward to seeing how your stories continue,” said Koennecke. “As you prepare for the next chapter, there is one thing we want you to never forget: You are, and you always will be, Braves.”

Fireworks “capped off” the IHHS Class of 2021 Commencement ceremony Friday, May 28, 2021 (Provided)

Close up of “Caps Flying Higg” at close of IHHS Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 28, 2021. (Provided) 

The commencement ceremony was livestreamed; you can view a video of the ceremony at the following link:

https://youtu.be/cHUpayB3qQI

Video run time is slightly over 1 hour.