Class Theme & Donation

Each year, graduating students may vote for a class theme and guest speaker. Log in to and follow the survey links to vote. This year's deadline is Sunday, February 21, 2016.

2016 Graduating Class Theme

2016 Graduating Class Theme is reflected in the graduation program. Designers may use it in their t-shirt design submissions. The guest speaker, faculty and student speakers may choose to use it to guide their speeches.  The suggested themes selected by the Graduation Planning Committee are listed below.  Please vote for one theme: 

  1. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream" C.S. Lewis
  2. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”C.G. Jung
  3. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  Helen Keller
  4. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
  5. “There is no greater education than one that is self-driven." Neil deGrasse Tyson

2016 Class Donation

Funds raised through the sales of the graduation T-shirts and announcements will be donated to an on- or off-campus organization.

Evergreen Food Bank

Evergreen is one of Thurston County’s Food Bank satellite locations that distributes pre-bagged assortment of groceries, along with protein and produce options. 

Gateways for Incarcerated Youth

An Evergreen Foundation project that empowers incarcerated youth to create a positive future for themselves through youth driven cultural awareness and educational programming.

The Okanogan County Long-Term Recovery Group

The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG) was formed in response to the largest wildfire in Washington history to collaborate and provide coordination and recovery services to those individuals, families, businesses and communities.

Safe Place

Safe Place is a women's shelter in Olympia.

Sidewalk Homeless Service

A local organization on a mission to end homelessness in Thurston County, Washington.

Stonewall Youth

A nonprofit community organization that supports, informs, and advocates for youth ages 21 and under who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer or who have questions about their sexual orientation or gender identity. They are committed to working within a social justice framework and seeing themselves as part of a larger movement of social change.