Guam – John F Kennedy High School Graduates and their families filled the UOG Field house Saturday.
The 442 islander graduates were the last of the island’s public high school students to receive their diplomas this year.
Governor Eddie Calvo greeted the class of 2014 and congratulated them for helping to make their newly renovated Tumon campus a reality.
JFK Prinicipal Dr Barbara Adamos looked back on the classes’ journey from their temporary campus in tiyan as freshmen to their move to the new school as sophomores.
She also reflected on the classes many academic achievements.
“Our seniors have demonstrated yearly academic gains in their SAT 10 scores. Seniors you were the highest performing class in the district in your sophomore and junior years in reading science language and math.” Adamos said as the students cheered. ”As a matter of fact your 2013 performance in science and social studies surpassed the national average.”
Dr. Adamos also mentioned that the islanders were this year’s winners for the large school category of the Sorensen Media Group’s Senior Lip Dub Challenge. The senior class won $2,500 dollars for class activities.