MHS Class of 2018: ‘Big things come in small packages’
Friday evening, 154 graduating seniors crossed the stage as part of the 135th Merrill High School Commencement Ceremony at the MHS Field House. Joining the class of 2018 (the smallest graduating class in 62 years) were members of the MAPS Board Of Education, MAPS administration and faculty.
Despite being one of the smallest classes in school history, according to information from MHS administration, it will certainly be a busy class, as the 154 teens embark on their respective post-secondary paths.
Nerarly 80% of the entire class plans to pursue post-secondary education, as 71 reported plans to attend a four-year university and 48 plan to attend NTC. Eight plan to pursue military careers and 27 plan to immediately enter the work force. This year’s graduating class not only leaves their mark based on numbers, but has also re-written the books on the most scholarships earned in school history ($2 million) and thanks in part to the class of 2018, more advanced placement tests were taken this school year than any other year in school history. The MHS Youth Apprenticeship Program has now become the largest in the state.