Hopkins Class of 2024 seniors graduate at commencement ceremony in Minneapolis

Hopkins Class of 2024 seniors graduate at commencement ceremony in Minneapolis

On June 6, a total of 430 seniors graduated from Hopkins High School during a 12 p.m. ceremony held at the 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis.

The ceremony included traditional elements such as live music performed by the Hopkins High School Orchestra, Band, and Choir. Hopkins High School Principal Crystal Ballard began the ceremony with welcome remarks, which were then read in Somali, Spanish, and Hmong by scholars Rahma Dek, Lucas Johnson Monserrate, and Daisy Lee.

This year’s scholar speaker was Breona Gresham. Gresham shared that she joined the Hopkins community in the middle of her high school career—coming from an all girls school in Texas. At Hopkins, she found the students to be kind and welcoming, she explored her artistic talents through the theater program, and she built relationships with her teachers.

Principal Ballard and Superintendent Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed addressed the Class of 2024 with speeches prior to the awarding of the diplomas.

“Our Hopkins Class of 2024 has a wonderful, collective spirit. As a class, you are fun-loving, entrepreneurial, creative, gritty, and adventurous,” Mhiripiri-Reed said. “We have high confidence in you and high hopes for your future.”

Stats about the 2024 graduating class:

  • 179 scholars graduated with honors
    • 18 Summa Cum Laude (cumulative GPA of 4.0)
    • 90 Magna Cum Laude (cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.99)
    • 71 Cum Laude (cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.74)
  • 24 scholars received Bilingual Seals
    • 19 Gold Multilingual (three or more languages)
    • 5 Platinum Bilingual (four semesters or up to 20 college credits)
  • 2 National Merit Scholars
  • More than $1 million in scholarships awarded to the Class of 2024

Graduation 2024