On Friday, June 14, more than 400 students graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. The largest graduating class in more than 10 years, students moved their tassels from the right to the left on the football field with hundreds of family members watching from the stands.


IPS Board President Michael O’Connor was joined by Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson, Board commissioners Susan Collins and Elizabeth Gore, along with several district officials for this special occasion.


Class of 2019 student representative Dominick Haynes, who will be attending IU Bloomington in the fall, offered words of inspiration.


“Tech has educated and prepared us for future jobs and careers. I am therefore proud to say that when I look upon this crowd, I see future lawyers, nurses, veterinarians, doctors, dentists and many other spectacular professionals that are destined to be outstanding members of their communities,” said Dominick. “I am so proud to say we are more than just kids at Tech. We are better than some of the labels put on IPS children. We were educated by the very best.”


Keynote speaker Dr. Tameka Jones, a family physician and Arsenal Tech alumna, instructed graduates to: “Wave your diploma high; be proud to be a Tech Titan. Be a force to be reckoned with! Knock down every challenge that’s put in your way. Congratulations again!”