Marietta City Schools (MCS) hosted the inaugural “Super 50" ceremony, where they honored the top 50 graduating students of the Class of 2023 and the supportive adults in their lives.
Superintendent Grant Rivera emphasized the importance of acknowledging not just the students' achievements but also the significant role played by parents, grandparents, relatives, teachers, and other caring adults in their journey to the graduation stage.
Each deserving student received a "Super 50" medal at the ceremony. Additionally, the seniors had the chance to bring two caring adults on stage as they collected their medals. A professional photographer was present to capture this special moment, and each family will receive a free digital and print picture.
"The 'Super 50' ceremony is a fantastic way to recognize our top students' hard work and dedication while also celebrating the love and support from the caring adults in their lives, said Superintendent Grant Rivera. “We believe that success is a collective effort, and this event embodies the spirit of our community coming together to acknowledge the achievements of our young scholars and their support systems."
The fun-filled event took place at the Marietta Performing Arts Center (MPAC) at Marietta High School. After the ceremony, attendees enjoyed light drinks and desserts and had the opportunity to take professional family photographs.
During the ceremony, Rivera expressed his gratitude and admiration for the families' role in the success of their graduating seniors. As the scholars received numerous awards and accolades over the next two months, the superintendent reminded families that they have always been their child's first and most influential teacher.