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Senior Class Information


Important Dates for 2018-2019


Fri, 2/15 - Last day to order graduation announcements before prices increase.  Order at

Tue, 2/26 - Cap and Gown Portraits will be taken at GSMST from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  Sign up for an appointment HERE.

Thur, 2/28 - Last day to pay senior dues before fee increases to $170.

Fri, 3/8 - Submit a hard copy of your final community service hours log to the counseling office by 3:00pm today.  Link to Community Service Log

Thu, 5/16, 8:00am - Spring Senior Breakfast in the Cafeteria.

Fri, 5/17 - Senior Movie Night

Sat, 5/18, 3:00pm - Baccalaureate - 12 Stone Church, Sugarloaf Campus, 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA, 30097

Thur, 5/23, 5:00pm - Graduation - Infinite Energy Forum Exhibit Halls A/B

** A representative from Balfour will be in the Cafeteria during both lunches to collect senior dues and orders for graduation announcements on the following dates: 10/2, 10/3, 11/2, 12/12, 1/9, 2/6, 3/7


Senior Dues

1. Go to (NOT Balfour; the ga must be included)

2. Select GSMST, and click submit.

3. Scroll down, and click "Cap & Gown/Graduation Fee".

4. Scroll down, and click "View Package" in the box labeled "Your Cap, Gown, and Tassel!".

5. Provide requested information and click "Add to Cart".

6. Click "Proceed to Checkout", and submit your payment. 

  • Senior Dues are $150 and must be paid by February 28. After this deadline, the cost will be $170.
  • Dues cover senior activities that are held throughout the year, as well as costs related to graduation (cap/gown, diploma/diploma cover, cords, the graduation ceremony, etc.).
  • Dues can be paid by credit card online at Balfour's web site -
  • Dues can also be paid by cash or check on any day that a representative from Balfour is on campus during lunch - 10/2, 10/3, 11/2, 12/12, 1/9, 2/6, 3/7
  • Refunds will not be given to students who fail to meet graduation requirements or transfer out of GSMST after dues are paid.

Senior Letters

  • Family and Friends are invited to send letters/cards for graduating seniors.  This is a great opportunity to express congratulations and well wishes.
  • Letters will be distributed at the senior breakfast on May 16.
  • Place letters in a standard sized envelope or send a standard sized card in an envelope.
  • Letters not sealed in an envelope will not be accepted. 
  • Packages, large envelopes, or envelopes with bulky contents will not be accepted.
  • Write the first and last name of the recipient on the outside of the envelope.
  • Bring letters to the Attendance Office or Mr. Kuninsky's room (5.241).
  • Letters can be mailed to the school to the attention of Steve Kuninsky.
  • Letters will not be accepted by email.
  • Letters must be received by Wednesday, May 8

Graduation and Graduation Tickets

  • The date and time of GSMST's 2018 graduation ceremony will be announced by mid March.
  • Seniors will request guest tickets for graduation in April. 
  • Information on Graduation Ticket Requests will be sent by e-mail in early April and posted here. 

Graduation Speech Auditions

  • In Addition to the Valedictorian and Salutatorian, one additional senior will be selected to speak at graduation. 
  • If you are interested in speaking at graduation:
    • E-mail a Word Document with the text of your speech to Mr. Kuninsky by Wednesday, April 10.
    • You will be notified shortly after if you have been selected to audition with the Speech Selection Committee.
    • The audition date will be posted later this semester.
    • Speeches should be about three minutes long.
    • Give your speech a title and include that with your submission.
    • Contact Mr. Kuninsky if you would like to discuss ideas for a speech or receive feedback on a preliminary draft. 



Continue to check this site for updated information on graduation, senior dues, and senior activities. 

If you have questions regarding graduation or senior activities, contact Mr. Kuninsky