Pattonville High School graduates 412 students in the Class of 2023

Pattonville High School held its 87th annual commencement on May 25 and had 412 students graduate in the Class of 2023.

  • 412 students graduated in the Class of 2023
  • 89% plan on continuing their education at four-year universities, two-year colleges or career/technical/apprenticeship programs
  • Four students have enlisted in the military
  • 130 earned the honors of summa, magna or cum laude (3.5 weighted GPA or greater)
  • 64 earned A+ status, which makes them eligible for paid tuition to any Missouri community college or career education school
  • 75 students earned industry-recognized credentials or certifications such as certified nurse assistant, 911 dispatching, education fundamentals, early childhood education, automotive service excellence, Boeing Pre-Employment Training and ServSafe certification
  • Seniors earned $8.1 million in scholarships
  • Nine qualified to receive Missouri’s Bright Flight Scholarship based on earning an ACT score in the top 3% to 5% of Missouri students and attending a Missouri college or university 
  • Seniors completed 27,651 hours of community service during high school
  • 23 earned community service honor cords for volunteering 150 hours or more 
  • Top 3 seniors for service hours: Rebecca Simpkins (605.5 hours), Katherine Kellner (460 hours), Devin Scharer (342.75 hours)

Watch the 87th annual commencement ceremony here:

Miranda Victoria Lopez was the first senior speaker and presented her speech titled "Expandiendo Nuestras Alas: Expanding Our Wings” during the ceremony.

The second senior speaker was John “Wesley” Kiso. He presented his speech titled "Invaluable Lessons.”

Pattonville School District superintendent Dr. Barry Nelson addressed the graduates and shared nine skills that have been identified as the most essential for workplaces of the future.

Class of 2023 honored during Seniors Awards Night, view photos and video by clicking here

View the 2023 graduation photo gallery:

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