New Egypt seniors set for graduation

Staff Writer

Young men and women from Plumsted Township will reach a milestone tonight, June 18, when they graduate from New Egypt High School.

Commencement exercises will begin at 6:30 p.m. for a class of more than 100 seniors who will accept their diplomas in front of family members and friends. Principal Gene Mosley said he is proud of this year’s graduating class.

“Regardless of what was thrown at this class, they came out, did a great job and now they are looking to go on with their lives outside of New Egypt,” Mosley said.

The Plumsted Township School District does not select a valedictorian or a salutatorian for graduation.

Administrators said that some members of the class of 2015 will continue their education at schools including Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, Rowan University, the University of Delaware, Arizona State University, San Diego State University, the University of Colorado and East Carolina University.

“We are a small place, but our kids are looking to branch out once they go to the next level,” Mosley said.

Mosley said some seniors have chosen to follow a different path.

“We have some students opting to go into the military or into the work force,” he said. “We are running the gamut in terms of where our students are looking to go. This class is one that seems to be very united. They are a class that does a lot of things together and they are very spirited. I would also say they are also very adaptable, because through the course of their high school career they have faced a number of changes within the school district.”

Graduation ceremonies will take place on the football field or in the gymnasium in the event of inclement weather.