MDI High to hold 50th commencement

BAR HARBOR — About 120 seniors will don caps and gowns and receive their diplomas at Mount Desert Island High School’s 49th annual graduation ceremony this Sunday, June 10.

The ceremony will be held in the school gym starting at 2 p.m.

This year’s commencement speaker is Max Mason, who was president of the high school’s 2013 senior class and currently is an ed tech and coach at Mount Desert Elementary School.

After high school, Mason went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he majored in sport management and economics, and he had a summer internship with the Baltimore Orioles organization. He worked in player development with the Orioles’ single-A affiliate, the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury, Md.

After graduating from UMass, he took a job as a player development assistant with the Orioles, working primarily with the triple-A Norfolk (Va.) Tides.

“It’s a great experience, and I’m so happy to have had the opportunity,” he told the Islander earlier this year. “But at the core of my beliefs and values, I’d rather be in education.”

The two senior class speakers at this year’s high school graduation ceremony will be Emerson Jeffery, selected for the honor by his classmates, and Owen Mild, chosen by the faculty.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistakenly called this year’s graduation the school’s 49th. The first graduation at the school was held in 1969, so the 2018 commencement is the 50th.


Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]

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