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Harbor Springs High School 2024 Commencement

The Harbor Springs High School Class of 2024 received their diplomas and celebrated together one last time Sunday, June 2, at Ottawa Stadium. Pictured above, the traditional cap toss. Pictured left: Charlie LaPoint is wrapped in a blanket by his parents, Jen and Rob LaPoint. A blanket ceremony is an Native American tradition symbolizing a milestone in one’s life and an honor given to few. Charlie will be entering the United States Air Force after graduation. Photos courtesy Sarah Shepherd.

The Harbor Springs High School Class of 2024 received their diplomas and celebrated together one last time Sunday, June 2, at Ottawa Stadium. Pictured above, the traditional cap toss. Photos courtesy Sarah Shepherd.

The Harbor Springs Class of 2024 held their commencement ceremonies on Sunday, June 2nd at Ottawa Stadium.

 

 Charlie LaPoint is wrapped in a blanket by his parents, Jen and Rob LaPoint. A blanket ceremony is an Native American tradition symbolizing a milestone in one’s life and an honor given to few. Charlie will be entering the United States Air Force after graduation.

Commencement speaker, Dr. Kaitlyn Duran.

Commencement speaker, Dr. Kaitlyn Duran.

“I have been fortunate to travel all over the world to multiple countries and I can honestly say that I have yet to find somewhere that even slightly resembles how special Harbor Springs is. Throughout the years of attending Harbor Springs schools, I always enjoyed going to the City Beach during summer vacation and swimming to the raft, getting a Toms Moms cookie during our “adventure” run during track practice (sorry coach if you’re here haha), skiing at Nubs Nob during the winter, going to Johan’s during band practice (again, sorry Mr. Ruddy), and going for runs through the nature trails at Boyne Highlands (any cross country runners still go to the apple tree?) I also find myself reminiscing on the days we would take our Spanish class outside during a nice day and find ourselves on the Bluff overlooking the beautiful Little Traverse Bay. It’s the small moments like these that have stuck with me throughout the years that I know many of you have as well.”

-Dr. Kaitlyn Alessi Duran
Harbor Springs High School 2024 Commencement Speaker
Harbor Springs High School Class of 2013

The 2024 Harbor Springs High School graduating class.

The 2024 Harbor Springs High School graduating class.

Board member Brad Backus presents son, Grandt, with his diploma.

Board member Brad Backus presents son, Grandt, with his diploma.

Principal Leigh Iglehart

Principal Leigh Iglehart

Commencement speakers, Jenna Blanck and Grandt Backus

Commencement speakers, Jenna Blanck and Grandt Backus