Letter to the Editor

printed 06/11/2021

Editor,

For the past few weeks, Stephen Decatur High School has been extremely fortunate to host live events and celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2021.

Members of the class of 2021 did not have the easiest of senior years. In the prime of their high school experience, the landscape of schooling changed. Still, our seniors learned new technology and learned to navigate on-line classrooms.

They forged new ways to serve and, perhaps most importantly, they learned how to adapt to change. On behalf of the Stephen Decatur High School faculty and staff as well as our entire community, let me say how proud we are of them.

Celebrating their successes in such spectacular ways would not have been possible without the support of our parents, students, faculty and staff, and community members.

Specifically, we would like to recognize and express our sincere appreciation to the following individuals and organizations whose enthusiasm, dedication, commitment, and selfless support truly made possible a Senior Awards Night, a Baccalaureate Service, a Boardwalk Procession, and a Commencement Ceremony.

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan

Special Events Director for the Town of Ocean City Frank Miller

Ocean City Police Lt. Scott Harner

Ocean City Police Department

Ocean City Public Works Department

Bob Rothermel and crew from Team Productions

Worcester County Sgt. Robert Trautman

Worcester County Sheriff’s Department

Bill Baker, Jessica Martinez, and Power 101.7 Radio Station

Meeghan and Jake Robinson of The Seaboard

Chris Bunting and Ocean Aerial Ads

Coastal Community Church

Keller Williams Realty

Susan Jones of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel Restaurant Association

Ocean City Fire Department

Ocean City businesses and restaurants

School Resource Officer Kenny Reed

Technology Specialist for Worcester County Public Schools David Dodson

Stephen Decatur High School faculty and staff

Stephen Decatur High School After Prom Committee

Worcester County Public Schools administrative staff.

I am so honored to be a part of this amazingly supportive community. The Stephen Decatur High School graduating seniors are our students but they are the sons and daughters of our community.

Thank you again to everyone in our village who had a role in raising them and supporting them, and thank you to everyone who assisted us in celebrating their achievements!

Thomas Sites, Principal

Stephen Decatur High School

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