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Williams Field High School Graduates Class of 2021

WFHS Graduation Group Photo

Donning their caps and gowns, seniors at Williams Field High School (WFHS) eagerly walked onto the football field as students one last time. Surrounded by family, friends, classmates, and staff, 497 graduates cheered as they received their high school diplomas on May 26th.

The Ceremony opened with the presentation of the Colors and included performances by the WFHS band, orchestra, and choir. The event consisted of student speeches from senior class president Wil Johnson, inspirational speech from Anna Richards, academic speech from Treyci Alonzo, a senior farewell from Analea Poppen, and others.

As valedictorian, Ms. Alonzo shared her advice and expressed the importance of choosing selflessness and compassion. “Practice humility and mercy. Strive towards growth. Choose whatever helps you love others betters. As long as you do that, you’ll be proud of your accomplishments without any regrets.”

Principal of WFHS, Steve Tannenbaum, said he could not be prouder of this graduating class, specifically for their resilience over these last four years. “With courage and strength, we made it. However, it was not by chance or luck, it took mental toughness, tenacity, determination, perseverance, endurance, stamina, or my favorite, grit.”  

Before students walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas, Governing Board President Kristina Reese, spoke to the graduating class and to families. Ms. Reese expressed her gratitude to parents for all their support over the years from attending performances, games and school events as these students could not have done it without their parents’ “love and support.”

“Take with you the experiences and skills you have learned at Williams Field High School,” Ms. Reese said. “You are amazing and I am excited to see all the new beginnings that you’re going to create in the world around us.”

Of the 2021 graduating class, 102 of these seniors had a GPA of at least 4.0 and 13 earned advanced STEM diplomas. The class received more than $21 million in scholarships. Among those students who received honors include:

Principals Award – Alexandria Harpster and Fisher Curtis

U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award – Davin Switzer and Alyssa Colbert

U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award – Fisher Curtis

U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence – Mikaela Rabago

Local Scholarships

  • Otto and Edna Neely Foundation Scholarship – Michael Delp
  • Ken Vanderhei Memorial Scholarship – Peyton Reese and Michael Delp
  • Friend’s Place Award – Samantha Bell and Wil Johnson
  • Hoop of Learning – Madison Begay and Tyler Shurley
  • Tracy Edwards Memorial Scholarship – Ashtyn Goodman
  • Mary Buscema College and Career Ready Scholarship – Mia Cadiz and Jayden Hancock

To view the graduation livestream, click here.