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What Was That Again?
On a whole, the graduation ceremony at Highlands High School is usually a very pleasant, albeit long, ceremony. One of the most awkward moments during the graduation ceremony is when all of the new graduates stumble and mumble their way through singing the school’s Alma Mater. As a spectator at the four most recent ceremonies, I find it a little scary how only the band and chorus members know the tune-let alone the lyrics that accompany it.
The Alma Mater is not an inconvenience that forces us to stay standing after the National Anthem has been played. The Alma Mater is not another fight song like “Go Highlands” or “Wipeout.” Our Alma Mater is a song of remembrance and reverence to our school. In its lyrics its calls us to keep its memory “bright and true through all our days”, but how can we do that if we can’t even keep its lyrics “bright and true”?
Highlands High School – Alma MaterHail to theeO Highlands High SchoolWe with reverence sing thy praiseMay we ever keep thy memoryBright and true through all our days.Gold and Brown and White the colorsOf our Alma Mater proudLet our zeal be fervent as we singThy glories loud.Hail to theeO Highlands High SchoolWe with reverence sing thy praiseMay we ever keep thy memoryBright and true through all our days.