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BELONG. BELIEVE. BECOME.
Edison Celebrates the Beginning of the School Year with the 7th Annual Convocation Ceremony
Thursday, October 06, 2016 8:50 AM

Travis Moore
Travis Moore Class of 2016
We continue the tradition of the Convocation ceremony that brings the academic community together and serves as a platform from which scholarly endeavor can be launched. The converging of faculty and staff walking across campus to the central meeting place is meant to convey the educational journey and the partnership between educators and students as they embark together on this solemn endeavor. The wearing of the academic regalia, the cap, gown and collar remind and point toward the common goal of graduation and of the striving toward higher education.  
Principal Eryn Warne opened the ceremony with a message to all students, "At Thomas Edison High School, we believe that this journey toward graduation is supported by a foundation built on three key elements. First, a feeling of acceptance, inclusion and contribution in and to the school community. Second, unwavering confidence in ourselves and in each other. Third, boundless opportunities for personal achievement. This foundation is represented in our motto: Belong. Believe. Become." 
 
The ceremony was emceed by Genesis Smith and Shaneka Culver. Student performances included Edison’s band, choir, soloist Sharon Record, Junior  And Britney King, Senior. Edison Alumnus,Travis Moore class of 2016, was invited to be the guest speaker. He shared the importance of doing well in high school and believing in yourself.
 
During the ceremony, nine students were inducted into the student wall of honor: Rakia Abdulahi, Jada Lewis, Montrea Talabi, Cristina (Madolyn) Castillo Perez, Alejandro Eduarte, Caliyah Rush, Aidan Stromdahl, Andrew Swenson, and Ka Yang for demonstrating citizenship, leadership, academic success, school, and community involvement. We commend their excellence as role models.  
 
A surprise visit from Mr. John Jackson, former Edison teacher, brought many smiles to parents, students and staff. 
Convocation 2016