Dear Graduate Parents/Guardian,
The HERI graduation ceremony includes a full 20 seconds of fame for each graduate. Rather than just reading each graduate’s name, as s/he walks across the stage, we like to make it a little more personal by introducing each graduate to the audience. We have a live reader to introduce each graduate, but we lack the information needed to give your graduate a personal introduction, and that’s where you come in. We need a 75 word or less paragraph of information that introduces your graduate to the audience. While this is being read during the ceremony, photographs of your graduate will be shown on the big screen. It is up to you to provide these photos.
So, what will you tell us about your graduate? Required information is your graduate’s full given name (that’s how you want him/her introduced), as well as the phonetic pronunciation if necessary. Everything else is pretty much up to you. You can tell us how long your graduate was homeschooled, activities s/he was involved in or enjoyed during the school years, awards achieved, future plans, etc. Your graduate will have a voice via their written submission for the printed program. For the introduction we want to hear from YOU — we know you are proud, tell us why.
Two things to keep in mind — your submission must be 75 words of less and it will be read by a 3rd party. You are not speaking to your graduate, you are introducing your graduate TO the audience.
Please submit this information by March 17