New River graduated over 200 students at the 40th graduation ceremony on May 15th 2009. The commencement speaker was Montgomery County Superintendent of schools Dr. Tiffany Anderson. She gave an inspiring speech based on a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Edwards 117 was completely full for the occasion and there were many overflow rooms about the campus. Following the ceremony there was a reception in the Martin Lounge featuring the “Old Pros” where students and their families could eat cookies, drink punch and listen to the music.