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Penn Class of 2019 & former Discovery students surprise Principal Harper

Graduating Penn students surprise retiring Discovery principal, Mrs. Sheryll Harper

This year Penn High School started a new tradition with graduating seniors ... Senior Parade!


Members of the Class of 2019 went back to the halls of their former elementary schools to say "Thanks" to their teachers & inspire future Kingsmen!!! All in all, about 300 seniors will visit their former P-H-M elementary schools … all 11 schools today & tomorrow (June 4 and June 5)! Click to see the full photo gallery of the Senior Parade at Norhpoint on Penn’s Facebook page.


A group of students also made a special stop at Discovery today (June 4) to drop in and surprise their former principal, Mrs. Sheryll Harper. Students wanted to deliver a special heartfelt thanks to Principal Harper as she enters in to retirement at the end of this school year. Nearly 100 students, one by one, handed Principal Harper a single long stem rose … that’s eight dozen roses!!! Click to see the full photo gallery below. After students hand delivered their roses, they posed for a group picture with Mrs. Harper and then went inside their old middle school to find their former teachers and thank them for helping them get to where they are today!


Mrs. Harper came to P-H-M in 1987 and taught music at Grissom Middle School for five years. She served as principal of Elm Road Elementary from 1992-1996. In 1996, she was asked to open the newest middle school, Discovery, where she has served as Principal for the past 23 years. Principal Harper is retiring after 32 years! Watch the tribute video below that was made for Principal Harper’s retirement reception.


Principal Harper has left an indelible mark on our school and all of our Archers will miss her dearly … CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT PRINCIPAL HARPER!