Class Motto …“Born to Make History.”

Sunday, June 7, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., the 56th class to graduate from Bay Port High School was honored in a virtual ceremony that celebrated countless accomplishments during their years in the Howard-Suamico School District. There were uplifting and heartfelt speeches from students, teachers, and administrators. We were able to hear the band, the orchestra, and the choir once again by virtual means. The audience included family, friends, faculty, and staff members all tuning in remotely.

The class of 2020 includes:
• 57 students graduating with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher
• 256 National Honor Society members
• 66 students who earned a place on the High Honors list for 7 semesters (3.75-4.0)
• 103 students on the Honors list for 7 semesters (3.20-3.749)
• 1 student graduating with the International Baccalaureate Diploma
• Many students who volunteered their time, energy and resources throughout our community
• 94 students who earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards
• Numerous musicians, artists, athletes, technology-minded and academically gifted students who competed at the state level
• 5 students who enlisted in the United States Military
• Recipients of more than 120 scholarships awarded totaling $1.09 million

Future plans for some of the 2020 Bay Port graduates include entering fields such as international relations, music, medicine, education, theater, psychology, law, biomedical science, environmental sciences, political science, physics, engineering, fire-fighting, cosmetology, and the armed forces, to name only a few. These graduates started kindergarten in the fall of 2007 and have seen numerous changes in their neighborhoods, their schools, the community, and in the world. Adapting, learning and growing through these changes will serve them well in the future as one can only imagine the changes they will see and the history they will make in the next 13 years.

The achievements of this class combined with their plans for the future have opened up endless possibilities. As these young adults leave Bay Port High School to begin the next stage of their lives, they take with them the hopes of past generations of graduates. They will draw upon their experiences of the past 13 years, inside and outside of the classroom, to help navigate whatever path they choose. May our Bay Port graduates view the successes they have realized thus far as foundational to the successes of their future. The Board of Education congratulates the Class of 2020 and wishes each and every one of them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, visit website at www.hssdschools.org or for additional information regarding this article, contact school board member Teresa Ford at tereford@hssdschools.org.