Texas Charter Schools Association’s (TCSA) Executive Director David Dunn delivered remarks at the recent graduation ceremony for the Harmony School of Excellence in Austin. Commencement activities took place at the extension auditorium in the Texas Capitol on May 28, 2016.

The auditorium was full of enthusiastic family and friends in support of the 38 graduates participating in the ceremony. Each one of the graduates has plans to continue their postsecondary education and many will attend universities in-state including Baylor University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

“The comradery of this class is evident. One of the benefits of attending a public charter school is that the students are often very close-knit and everyone knows each other,” said Dunn.

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Dunn addressed the graduates and those in attendance by reflecting on the opportunities his own education has afforded him. As the first in his family to attend college, he discussed how completing college and graduate school led to his professional experiences which include serving at Texas Association of School Boards, the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and currently at TCSA. He also spoke of those who inspire him and told the class of 2016 he looks forward to their contributions.

Additionally, Principal Dogan, the class salutatorian and valedictorian gave remarks as part of the commencement activities. After the awarding of diplomas, the graduation ended with the school song and a video. The third graduation for the Harmony School of Excellence was a great success.

TCSA congratulates the graduates and their families.