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Quaker Valley graduates its Class of 2018 at new venue

Kristina Serafini
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Quaker Valley High School Poet Laureate Franziska Nace presents 'Impossible Numbers' during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Honored Student Speaker John Pugh gives a speech called 'Transcending Reputations' during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Molly Forrest shakes hands with Quaker Valley administrators after receiving her diploma during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Ryan Jones walks off stage after receiving his diploma during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Technology Education teacher Robert Harrah hugs Jacob Kolessar after Jacob received his diploma during Quaker Valley's commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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A graduate smiles as she shakes hands with Quaker Valley School District Superintendent Heidi Ondek during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Richard Guss and other graduates react as they watch classmates receive their diplomas during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Honored Student Speaker Tilman Cooper rehearses his speech in a closed booth as a classmate listens in prior to the start of Quaker Valley's commencement ceremony at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Quaker Valley seniors sit for a photo prior to the start of commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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A line of graduates walk through a sea of family and friends at the start of Quaker Valley's commencement at Soliders & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Quaker Valley's Class of 2018 clap after the 'Star-Spangled Banner' during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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Quaker Valley High School principal Deborah Riccobelli gives a welcome speech during commencement at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday, June 11, 2018.

Quaker Valley High School’s class of 156 students were treated to a change in venue for their commencement program June 11.

Since 2004, the ceremony has taken place inside Robert Morris University’s Charles L. Sewell Center, but Quaker Valley district officials were forced to move it elsewhere due to the construction of a new event center on the Moon Township campus.

The district decided on Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland for the event.

Poet laureate Franziska Nace and honored student speakers John Pugh, Tilman Cooper and Molly Forrest each gave speeches during the ceremony.

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