Xavier Cintas Center- Cincinnati, OH- Sunday, May 26th: a day students and parents alike anticipated for thirteen years. 12:30pm: a canopy of 365 black caps and orange tassels filed into rows along the floor of the Xavier University Cintas Center. As the Loveland class of 2019 slipped into their alphabetical-order seats, students shared glances of equal glee and nervous anticipation.
Students begin to file into their alphabetical seats
Abie Baker and her dog walk to their seat
Katie Symmons is met with the Cintas Center ambience
Now-alumni file past the Loveland full-orchestra band. Family and friends cheered as they watched for this graduate to enter the stadium
Class vice-president Jace Nivens talks with a peer
Students and parents were greeted by a full string/brass orchestra of Loveland non-seniors, a multi-class performance unusual in years past. Band teacher Geoff Miller conducted a many-minute rendition of Pomp and Circumstance.
Conductor Geoff Miller seen from behind stage
Loveland band teacher and marching band conductor Geoff Miller leads the band in Pomp and Circumstance. The band played the piece for around fifteen minutes.
Jacob Aldrich plays clarinet
A student plays tuba
Soon after the Loveland class of 2019 was seated, class representative Jordan Morrison offered a welcome. Class representative Meghan Lolli introduced guests and lead The National Anthem, followed by class president Jackson Tyler Popp’s presidential address.
Between speeches, Loveland’s 2019 choral Senior Ensemble sang Irish Blessing, a long-running tradition. Hannah Ackley followed the performance with her salutatory address.
Meghan Lolli, class representative, introduces guests.
Students stand for the national anthem.
Meghan Lolli stands with her hand over her heart
Class President Jackson Tyler Popp addresses the Cintas Center
The class of 2019 Senior Ensemble continues the tradition of singing “Irish Blessing”
Isaac Harden watches The Senior Ensemble
Choir teacher Shawn Miller leads the singers
Hannah Ackley delivers the salutatory address
A sea of caps and tassels fill the Cintas Center floor
Cameron Berry, Lillian DeMillia, Ceina Fuhrman, Amanda Hains, Laura Hayes, Merrick Hummer, Jacob Kiley, Sophia Muir, Jace Niven, Megan Pedicini, Grace Powell, Kyleigh Schweitzer and Demi Sperelakis sing One Republic’s “I Lived”
Kyleigh Schweitzer singing “I Lived”
Demi Sperelakis sings with her peers
Daniel Eilert plays Cajo along with a string quartet. Laura Hayes played cello, Jacob Kiley violin, Jace Niven guitar and Megan Pedicini violin.
Individuals soon to enter the Military service stand for recognition
Principal Peggy Johnson delivers an Ernest speech
Superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse speaks to the class of 2019
A sea of graduation caps listen to the Class of 2019 faculty speeches
Board of Education vice-president Kathryn Lorenz delivers the presentation of diplomas speech
Teacher Jennifer Chast hugs a student
Graphic arts teacher Megan Burns hugs a new graduate
Principal Peggy Johnson shakes a student’s hand
Ethan Diver steps off the stage. Diver will be studying jazz at CCM.
Caspar Zierden exits the stage after walking for his diploma
Isabella Huelsman shakes hands with vice principal Matthew Buis. Huelsman will be studying photojournalism at Ohio University
Cam Louder shortly after posing for his diploma photograph
Principal Peggy takes a photo for her ever-active Twitter account.
Class representatives Elanor Cronin, Frances Cornett and Kyle Fassler initiate the changing of the tassels.
Daniel Eilert stands in a cloud of confetti
Confetti rains on Cooper Bach
Cam Louder watches his peers begin to leave
Zach Jacobs celebrates his graduation
Cooper Back enjoys his moment of triumph
Brittany Chapman poses in a hand-made necklace of money
Vincent Proctor’s family member toys with his tassel
Ian Feilds and Abby Savage pose with a cigar
Joe Timmerman smiles outside the Cintas Center. Timmerman will be studying photojournalism at Ohio University