20 seniors to graduate with the Class of 2020
OSMOND — High school careers will come to a close for 20 Osmond High School seniors on Saturday, July 25. Commencement ceremonies will take place in the OHS gym at 2 p.m.
Honor Students Named
The four top-ranking seniors will present speeches during the ceremonies. In addition, the next two highest-ranking seniors will deliver the welcome and farewell for the program. Introducing the speakers will be Superintendent David Hamm.
Valedictorian of the Class of 2020 is Kennedy Johnson, daughter of Nickolas and Jessica Johnson. The salutatorian this year is Grace Broekemeier, daughter of Rob and Hillary Broekemeier.
Ranking third is Landon Stelling, son of Ross and Miriam Stelling. The fourth-ranking senior is Diandra Polt, daughter of Kurt and Sarah Polt.
Ranking fifth is Zachary Alderson, son Curtis Alderson and Jill Heemstra, who will deliver the welcome. Sixth-ranking is Madeline Huwaldt, who will give the farewell address. Madeline is the daughter of Brad and Marla Huwaldt.
Members of the Class of 2020 are: Zachary C. Alderson
Grace Lillian Broekemeier
Mason J. Bykerk Aaron Chishiba
Hannah Kamille Ferry
Joshua Everett Gansebom Madeline Lee Huwaldt
Kennedy Anne Johnson
Mary C. Kahny Gabriel Knepp
Brittany Amber Krienert
Justus D. Maertins Diandra P. Polt
Landon Bradley Stelling Logan Ronald Stelling
Keaton Lee Timmerman
Nicholas M. Timmerman Makenzie Christine Vargas Toledo
Ashley Mary Wingert
In addition to addresses by members of the senior class, the program includes presentation of American Legion Post 326 Awards and recognition of departing staff members by Dave Hamm, commander of American Legion Post 326 and superintendent of Osmond Community School.
The Osmond High School band and choir will not be performing during the ceremony and there will not be a congratulatory line for the graduates after the ceremony because of concerns for COVID-19.
Presenting the Class of 2020 will be Superintendent Hamm, after which diplomas will be awarded by Board of Education President Michelle Reikofski. The recessional will be presented by members of the graduating class.
Serving as escorts are juniors Connor Gutz and Hayle Krienert.
The motto chosen by the Class of 2020 is “We grew together — now it is our freedom to go our separate ways to give what we can to the world.” The class flower is a rose, while the chosen colors are orange and black. The class sponsors are Jane Brummels and Kurt Polt.
The noblest question in the world is: What good may I do in it? — Benjamin Franklin
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