Ready to Rule the World


The Viera High School Class of 2016 is ready to conquer the world after the commencement exercises held May 21.

Robert Parente

Everyone stood as Mike Alba, the principal at Viera High School, uttered his last request in the turning of the tassels for the Class of 2016 during commencement exercises held at Viera High School Stadium on Saturday, May 21.

Moments later, the students paraded out to the class song “See You Again’’ by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

The 2015-2016 school year was special for the Viera Hawks. The girls soccer team won its second consecutive state championship, and the football team finished as the state runner-up in Class 7A . Several athletes in golf, swimming and diving, tennis, softball and lacrosse were standouts in district, regional and state competition.

Under the command of band directors Dominick Eggen and Maria Dix, the Viera High Band played for the processional.

Six students stood out academically as principal’s scholars and had prominent roles during the commencement exercises.

Indira Avendano gave the introduction of the presentation of the colors, Kendall Jensen gave the invocation and Kaitlyn Arnott gave the introduction of distinguished guests. 

Tim Eyler gave the introduction of class officers, while Elissa Waller and  Abby Smoot were class speakers.

Before the turning of the tassels, the band played “Beloved Viera,’’ the school’s alma mater. 

For more pictures, visit our VHS Graduation Gallery.