Scott Helman, staff writer for the Boston Globe and co-author of the recently published book, The Real Romney, will address the graduating seniors of the class of 2012 at Bexley High School's commencement on Sunday, June 2.

Scott Helman, staff writer for the Boston Globe and co-author of the recently published book, The Real Romney, will address the graduating seniors of the class of 2012 at Bexley High School's commencement on Sunday, June 2.

Each year, the leaders of Bexley High School's senior class nominate and choose their own commencement speaker.

A reporter and editor at the Globe since 2000, Helman was a lead national reporter on the 2008 presidential campaign, covering President Barack Obama's victory and inauguration, along with the campaigns of challengers such as Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. He is a 1993 alumnus of Bexley High School.

As a reporter in the Globe's State House bureau, he also covered former Governor Romney's administration and the Massachusetts health care law. His book about Romney was co-written with Michael Kranish.

Helman lives outside Boston with his wife and two sons.

In tradition, Bexley High School's choral students and concert band will perform special selections during the graduation ceremony.

Each graduating senior has also selected a faculty member who will present his or her diploma during commencement, according to a district press release.

"I chose (English teacher Julie) Horger to be my diploma presenter because she has been the most influential teacher during my high school career," said Katlin Hiller. "She has been here for me both in the academic sense and also at a personal level.

Gabe Thomas said his choice of choral director and music specialist Amy Blosser reflects the mutual respect that she shares with her vocal music students.

"Mr. Logsdon will give me my diploma because he is a great teacher who really got me interested in and excited about science," said Kelsey Davidson. "I now know that what I want to do for the rest of my life because of the love of science that Mr. Logsdon instilled in me."

Bexley High School graduation festivities will take place at 4 p.m. June 2 in the high school stadium at 326 S. Cassingham Road.