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Graduation Day

By Staff | May 18, 2010
WEST BEND-MALLARD seniors rang the bell and tossed their caps in the air, signifying their graduation from high school. Commencement ceremonies were held Sunday,?May 16. Jason Auten, graduate with the class of 1995, gave the commencement address. He encouraged students, “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Carrie Hefty was recognized as Valedictorian and Callie Gerber as Salutatorian. --Jane Whitmore photo
RITE OF PASSAGE – The 21 graduates of the Class of 2010 at Graettinger/Terril High S chool tossed their caps into the air at the conclusion of their Commencement exercises Sunday in Graettinger. Class member Cody Dyhrkopp offered a simple bit of advice to his classmates prior to the tossing of the caps – “Life is a garden – Dig It!” – Dan Voigt photo
RUTHVEN-AYRSHIRE COMMENCEMENT – Twenty members of the Ruthven-Ayrshire High School Class of 2010 received their diplomas during commencement exercises Sunday afternoon. Pictured above, Chelsey Teague prepares to step into the high school gymnasium at the beginning of the graduation ceremony as Stephan Thompson (at right) waits his turn. – Lori Hall photo

The sun shone as area seniors donned caps and gowns to participate in commencement ceremonies at three Palo Alto County high schools on Sunday afternoon. Members of the Class of 2010 graduated from Graettinger-Terril High School, Ruthven-Ayrshire High School, and West Bend-Mallard High School.