MSLC honors its 2017 graduates at poignant ceremony

Mt. Scott Learning Center (MSLC) honored another outstanding group of high school graduates on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Warner Pacific College’s McGuire Auditorium.

Thirty-one MSLC students received diplomas at the annual graduation ceremony, which highlighted the individual and group accomplishments of the senior class. The highly poignant and reflective ceremony celebrated MSLC graduates through a variety of audio-visual presentations, speeches, and the traditional pomp and circumstance.

Following the graduate processional and opening welcome, a Graduate Reflections video was shown featuring some of this year’s graduates. In the video, graduates reflected on their experiences before and after coming to Mt. Scott, and shared their plans for after graduation. The video showcased the uniqueness of the graduates and the community at MSLC.

Dakota McCollum and Jerry Alcantara were chosen by their peers as the ceremony’s student speakers and delivered inspiring and emotional speeches to the overflow crowd.


The Graduate Spotlights video featured photos of each graduate mixed with a recorded reflection about that particular graduate from a staff person. (Links to this video, as well as all audio-visual presentations shown at the ceremony, are included on this page.)

Aaron Balogh, Dean of Students, and Megan Barrett, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, presented the diplomas to rousing cheers and camera flashes from proud family members. Graduates then proceeded with the ceremonial flipping of their tassels and tossing of their graduate caps before leaving the auditorium to Andy Grammer' song, "Good To Be Alive." A reception for graduates and their families followed in the auditorium lobby.