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Rifle seniors have Sunday date with caps, gowns

It’s time to turn those tassels, grab the diploma and hit the road for Rifle High School seniors this weekend. About 180 graduates will walk across the football field during the school’s graduation ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday.Graduates can expect to hear an inspiring speech from RHS science teacher David Ziegler and the class valedictorian. Though the senior class song is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird,” the varsity choir will sing “down that road” after the school band opens the ceremony with the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” Erin Reider and Alfonso Alfini will read the graduates’ names, and school counselors will read a short statement or quote while each student walks across the field to receive his or her diploma, which will be handed out by Garfield School District Re-2 board members, said RHS administrative secretary Ann Korinek. It may be warm on Sunday with little shade to be found around the football field, but more than 3,000 spectators are expected to attend graduation, said RHS Principal Todd Ellis. Spectators, he said, will park at Rifle Middle School and will take a shuttle bus to RHS beginning at 1 p.m.Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext. 520bmagill@postindependent.com


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