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ELC bids farewell to Class of ‘13

67 receive diplomas

May 20, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

Sixty-seven graduates walked across the stage and received their diplomas at the Estherville Lincoln Central commencement Sunday afternoon.

Senior class president Cassandra Sievert had the privilege of welcoming the audience to the event.

"What an amazing four years it has been," Sievert said.

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She proceeded to thank the ELC Board of Education for its efforts. She also thanked the staff that helped prepare the graduates for this final day.

"Finally thanks to the teachers, who went above and beyond the call of duty," Sievert said. "Also I'd like to thank the parents, who supported us in our adventures."

Following Sievert's welcome, the senior ensemble sang "You Raise Me Up."

Valedictorian Gretchen Probst gave the commencement address.

Her advice to classmates included the following quote from Abraham Lincoln:' Remember the best thing about the future, is that it comes one day at a time."

She also told her classmates, "No matter what or where we are in life, we can make a difference."

Salutatorian Emily Kirchner gave the class farewell.

"It's an honor to speak in front of this class," she said.

She also thanked school staff, teachers, parents and the community for their support over the last few years.

She left her classmates with a quote from the CEO of Dell Computers: "Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people or find a different room. In professional circles it's called networking. In organizations it's called team building. And in life it's called family, friends, and community."

Members of the Estherville Lincoln Central Class of 2013 are: Mikaeli Jean Bell, Humberto Andres Blanco, Matthew Lee Burrell, Season Kristaal Christina Burton, Britany Marie Busch, Claire Christine Christensen, Martin Robert Christensen, Daniel Eldon Clemens, Macy Alexandra Dahl, Olivia Kristine Evans, Justin Dean Frederick, Hunter Dean Gifford, Paige Marie Guge, Bobbi Jo Hansen, Bryce Douglas Hansen, Evan Douglas Hansen, Shaun David Harvey, Janey Marcine Hecht, Audrey Nicole Herke, Benjamin Quentin Herrick, Sara Marie Heywood, Ben Donald Huntley, Amelia Marie Elizabeth Jarvis, Savanah Kathryn Jensen, Taylor Leigh Jensen, Hannah Margaret Johnson, Kristen Lee King, Emily Jo Kirchner, Curtis Paul Klingbeil, Joseph William Knutson, Taylor Marie Lappegard, Pablo Joshua Leal, Hannah Rebekah Lenertz, Randy Leon, Cheyanne Cora Lepird, Ashley Jean Lindell, Maggie Ann McCauley, Megan Sue McClurg, Tucker Jon Milburn, Amy Minnmann, Tanner James Mittrucker, Derek Michael Nieland, Bradley Scott Olsen, Jacob Carl Olson, Natalie Kay Olson, Shelby Lynn Payton Lappegard, Laura Janeth Perez Huerta, Jeffrey John Perkins, Levi Bennett Peterson, Alysha Carol Pettyjohn, Gretchen Dana Probst, Levi Robert Quastad, Adam Todd Reiter, Abigail Rodriguez, Enrique Rodriguez, Jose Luiz Rodriguez, Angelica Marie Rodriguez-Lua, Amber Kathryne Schacherer, Brandon Joel Sharar, Zachary Michael Shryock, Alexandria Taylor Sievert, Cassandra Makenzie Sievert, Tyler Dean Swanson, Torrie Nicole Taylor, Caitlyn Rochelle Tvedt, Mackenzie Brianna Wilson, McKenzie Dea Woodyard.



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