General Event

May 26, 2023

Lampton Auditorium (MSA)
110 S. Jackson St.
Brookhaven, Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts’ Senior class of 2023 will participate in commencement exercises on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 2:00pm. Limited tickets to the event, in Mary J. Lampton Auditorium, will be distributed by seniors. Please contact a senior to secure your seat.

Commencement Program

Briar Blakley, singer/songwriter, is an alum of MSA’s vocal music department. She appeared in season 8 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

  • Processional — Cindy Hunter (Accompanist)
  • Pledge — Katherine Daleke (SGA President)
  • Greetings — Dr. Suzanne Hirsch (Executive Director)
  • Salutatorian’s Address — Locklyn Wilchynski (Literary)
  • Valedictorian’s Address — Katherine Daleke (Visual)
  • Remarks — Dr. Donna H. Boone (Mississippi Department of Education)
  • Commencement Address — Briar Jonnee Blakley (Guest Speaker)
  • Presentation of Diplomas — Dr. Suzanne Hirsch (Exec. Director), Avery Peagler (Principal)
  • Special Music — “Let Your heart be Staid” by Randall Stroope, “MSA Alma Mater” by Dr. Jeanne Lebow and Patton Rice. Both selections to be performed by members of the MSA Chorale.
  • Recessional — “Grand March” by Gluck

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