Welcome class of 2024. I am Troy Inman, the principal of Pike High School. Generally, obviously we do this in person, but because of COVID19, we are limiting our visitors to the building. A little bit about myself, this is my 26th year at Pike High School, actually Pike Township. I have been the principal now for 13 years. Before that, I was a middle school teacher, a high school teacher, middle school principal at New Augusta North. I’ve been here I think when I first came we were about 1600 at the high school and now we are right around 3400. A lot of changes took place during that time. We’ll say that I truly believe that right now we are the best high school that we have ever been in the history of Pike Township or Pike High School. Right now our graduation rate is right around 93 - 94 percent. Last year’s graduation class, 75% earned college credit. So a lot of times I talk about our students coming into a university rather than a traditional high school. Something that we’re very proud of. Your students can get college credit in the International Baccalaureate Programme which I’m sure we’ll talk more about, our dual credit through IU, Vincennes, or Ivy Tech or through some CTE programs that we have where college career courses where students can go right into the work world. Also very proud that we are the only large urban high school to earn an A rating by the Indiana Department of Education so we are very proud of that. This is actually the third year in a row that we have been able to receive that recognition. Three big basic things that I tell our classes when they enter Pike High School. First of all, we’ve got to make sure that everybody is safe. Obviously with 3400 students, students from all over the world, it is very important that everybody is safe and secure and we have an environment conducive to learning.