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Good afternoon everyone please be seatedI would like to begin the 2013 commencement
ceremony for Fishers High School with a moment of silence in honor of family members, friends, and
others who could not be here with us todaythank you. Welcome to Fishers High Schools sixth annual
commencement celebration. My name is Nathaniel Smith, and it is my honor to be the salutatorian for the
class of 2013. On behalf of the entire class, I would like to thank everyone at Fishers high School you
have helped us achieve excellence throughout our high school journey, and we will always be grateful for
your guidance. Thanks to the remarkable educators at Fishers High School, our class has achieved an
unprecedented level of excellence. At the beginning of this year, our senior class president gave us one
single goal: to Win Everything. Looking back, we have done an exceptional job pursuing this goal. Some
of our numerous accomplishments include, but are not limited to: state champions for original
performance in speech, first-place concert percussion, state wrestling champion, state-champion math
and interdisciplinary academic teams, and Hamilton Southeastern School Districts most successful Riley
Dance marathon ever, raising over $20,000 for Riley Childrens Hospital. This level of achievement would
not have been accomplished without the efforts of every member of the senior class.
I would like to thank the district administration as well as the members of the school board for
being here to share this special occasion with us. At this time, I would like to introduce some distinguished
guests. Please stand as I call your name. Audience, please hold your applause until everyone has been

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Smith

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Assistant Superintendent-Dr. Beth Niedermeyer
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Director of Human Resources-Dr. Mike Beresford
Fishers High School Principal Mr. Jason Urban
Fishers High School Assistant Principals Ms. Valerie Piehl, Mr. Ryan Taylor and Mr. Kevin
Fishers High School Deans Mr. Greg Miller and Mr. Rob Seymour
Fishers High School Guidance Director Mrs. Linda Brown
Fishers High School Athletic Directors Mr. Jon Miles and Mr. Jim Brown

The Hamilton Southeastern School Board is represented by:

Board President - Mrs. Diane Eaton

Board Vice President: Mrs. Katrina Hockemeyer
Board Secretary: Mrs. Sylvia Shepler
Board members:


Mr. Daren Sink

Mrs. Karen Harmer
Mr. Ron Wilson

Mr. John DeLucia

Join me in giving our honored guests a round of applause
To our teachers at Fishers High School, thank you for your never-ending support. Your invaluable
instruction has transformed us into better students and leaders. To our family and friends, thank you for
your constant encouragement as we end this chapter of our lives and start a new one. Most importantly,

to the parents of the class of 2013, thank you for years of unconditional support and guidance. Without
you, we would not be here today.
At this time would everyone please rise
Gentlemen, please remove your caps as the Fishers American Legion Post 470 presents our
nations flag. Singing the national anthem today is the Fishers High School senior choir, under the
direction of Ms. Jennifer Vrabec.
Please be seated.
It is now my pleasure to introduce the Superintendent of Hamilton Southeastern schools, Dr. Brian Smith.
Dr. Smith has earned a Bachelors degree from Buffalo State University, a Master of Arts degree and
Educational Specialist from Ball State University, and Doctorate degree from Indiana University. Among
his many accomplishments, Dr. Smith has been named Northwest Indianas Superintendent of the Year
and National Association for Gifted Childrens 2001 National Superintendent of the Year. Now with a few
remarks for todays special occasion is our superintendent, Dr. Brian Smith.

(Dr. Smith gives his address)