The D209 Class of 2017 revel in their achievements — not just graduation but the over $30 million in scholarship money and acceptance letters from over 100 different universities. Below, D209 Supt. Dr. Jesse Rodriguez addresses the graduates. | Courtesy District 209
Saturday, May 27, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
On May 20, the Proviso Township High School District 209’s Class of 2017 strolled across the stage at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion and into a world of opportunity.
The more than 800 graduates, from Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School and Proviso Math and Science Academy graduates, accepted their diplomas in front of a crowd of over 7,000 supporters.
Collectively, they earned over $30 million in scholarships and have accumulated acceptance letters to over 100 different universities, school officials said.
The ceremony featured keynote addresses given by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Bridget Lewis, a business strategist and Proviso East graduate.
Class of 2017, thank you for contributing to the success of PTHS D209. You make us Proviso Proud and we encourage you to stand strong, continue to inspire, and make a meaningful difference in the world through empowerment and excellence.
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