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Twenty To Participate In Ruthven-Ayrshire Commencement

By Staff | May 13, 2010

RUTHVEN – The Ruthven-Ayrshire High School Class of 2010 will participate in commencement exercises on Sunday, May 16. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium in Ruthven.

The Class of 2010 has chosen the following quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson as their class motto:

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead where there is not a path and leave a trail.”

Class officers include President Logan Fischer, Vice President Ryan Sikora, Secretaries Bri Bailey and Kara Gerdeman, and Treasurer Chelsey Teague. Class sponsors are Mr. Jon Josephson and Mrs. Connie Larson. The seniors have chosen black and purple as their class colors, and the lily as their class flower.

Twenty members of the senior class will accept their diplomas on Sunday. Ushers Michael Sundall and Sadie Forey will escort the seniors to their seats to the traditional processional “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Superintendent Ervin Rowlands will provide the welcome, and the Mixed Chorus will perform a musical selection. Ms. Jessica Schable is the pianist.

Zachary Loring and Jessica Larson will present Senior Plans, while Mrs. Larson, school counselor, will preside over the awarding of honors. The Palo Alto County Bar Association will present the Iowa Bar Association Award.

Zachary Loring and Mitchell Schneider will dedicate the annual, and the Salutatorian and Valedictorian addresses will be given. Principal Milton Peters will then present the Senior Class, and diplomas will be awarded to the graduates. Logan Fischer and Megan Alexander will preside over the traditional rose ceremony.