The final month: Germantown High School’s Class of 2013 graduates this morning

 Two members of Germantown's Class of 2012 looked out the windows of New Covenant Church at last year's commencement. This year's ceremony will take on an aura of finality as the school will close on Friday. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Two members of Germantown's Class of 2012 looked out the windows of New Covenant Church at last year's commencement. This year's ceremony will take on an aura of finality as the school will close on Friday. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

While the school itself won’t close its doors until Friday, today marks a symbolic finish line in the 99-year history of Germantown High, as the Class of 2013 will be the last to ever graduate from the school.

When the start of the 2013-14 school year commences, GHS students will go to their first day of classes at Martin Luther King, Roxborough or another high-school campus to continue their education.

The 10 a.m. commencement ceremony at New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Ave., is sure to be an emotional affair.

NewsWorks will be on hand to cover it for the web and Wednesday’s NewsWorks Tonight radio broadcast (6 p.m., 90.9 FM).

We’ll also be reporting live via Twitter, so follow @GTownWOLane for up-to-the-second details and photos.

Our 22-part “Final Month” series regarding GHS can be found via this link.

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