The Yellow Springs High School Class of 2017 walked through the venerable flowered hoops Thursday, May 25, and into a larger world. Above, Danielle Worsham and Olivia Chick flank Alex Oliver on their way from the stage. Several other events marking major moves took place around the same time: Mills Lawn School held its promotion ceremony May 23 and McKinney Middle School eighth-graders celebrated their becoming freshmen. The traditional Mills Lawn sixth-grade clap-out took place on Friday of that week. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)
Yellow Springs Schools students moved from grade school to commence middle school; from middle school to commence high school, and, after having moved through and across all the stages, from high school into the larger world to college or beyond. This page documents each of the ceremonies.