CHS conducts 103rd commencement exercise

YAHOO!  —  The Class of 2013 tosses their mortarboard graduation caps after receiving their diplomas and being presented to family and friends by CHS Principal Ken Larson at the 103rd annual commencement exercise on Sunday.  I-O Photo by Buck Traxler



By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

It was a great day for a graduation party, and Conrad High School held one, sending 45 seniors off for a new adventure.

It was the 103rd annual commencement exercise for CHS.

Music instructor Todd Truscott and the CHS band played the processional as the seniors marched into the gym. Senior Samantha Turnquist sang the National Anthem.

Kristi Calvery, an English teacher and senior class advisor gave a short welcome, saying a Cowboy has pride and “Always remember what it’s like to be a Cowboy.”

Kaitlyn Weis introduced Erin Awtrey who gave the graduate address.

She noted that the parents of the class, “got us to this point.” and “Remember how you feel about your classmates.”

Anticipation built as the always popular “Then and Now” senior class slide show hit the big screen.

After the slide show the presentations of diplomas was done by District 10 school trustees Chairman Joe Russell, Becky Rammell, Terri Peters, Vice-Chairperson Carole Jones and Craig Broesder.

School Counselor Debbie Ostertag gave a quick closing and CHS Principal Ken Larson presented the graduating seniors  of 2013.

Trinity Cox, Kaylea Killion, Cari Lytle and Brett Peters did duty as the ushers and Deidre Mecham, Becca Brown and Molly Gianarelli presented flowers to each graduating senior.

The 2013 class officers were Kaitlyn Weis, president, Daniel O’Brien VP, D.J. Mecham secretary and Hope Badgett the representative.

Following are the graduating class members of 2013:

Drew David Arends, Erin Beth Awtrey,* Caitlin Mae Bach, Hope Marie Badgett, Bryan James Barker, Konnor Michael Bjelland*, Alissa Kay Bleecker, Rachel Lynn Bokma, Moranda Kay Brenteson,  Justine Joleen Desjardin, Seth Michael Clark-Diedrich, Drew Arthur Drishinski, Faith Janae Dyrud, Kyle David Dyrud*, Frank Charles Engelby-Boyle, Megan Marie Fetters, Morgan Marie Noel Fowler, Alex Charise Gage*, Treven Jerome Hess, Raymond Bradley Hough, Breanna Kelli Huber, Camron Isaac Janzen, Deborah Lynn Jarchow, Dustin Ray Jensen, Taylor Jane Judisch, Terence J. Kleinsasser*, Emily Ann Lee, Donald Hyrum Mecham IV, Kellen Joseph Murack, Daniel Skipper O’Brien*, Krystal Kay Orr, Raymond Elwood Palmer, Trent James Pearson*, Nathan Zachery Pruttis, Trae Dallas Pruttis, Justin Austin Ratzburg, Elisabeth Ariel Michelle Sauer*, Samantha Jean Turnquist, Devin Andrew VandenBos, Kristine Jasmine Warlick, Kaitlyn Marie Weis, Alexandra Marie Widhalm, Annabell Marie Wittmier*, Rachel Janessa Young and Austin Jon Zomer.

The asterisk after the name indicates the seniors was a member of the National Honor Society.