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The expression “hail and farewell” took on added meaning for the 161 Dakota Wesleyan University graduates who officially entered the world of work following Saturday commencement exercises at the Corn Palace.
Parents dabbed teary eyes and wielded video cameras as Mitchell High School seniors wore black robes and eager smiles during the 2011 Mitchell High School Commencement Ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Corn Palace.
The Corn Palace was packed Sunday afternoon with friends and family ready to see 178 Mitchell High School graduates begin the next phase of their lives.
“Go out and take on the world,” said graduating senior and speaker Ryan Contreras. “You all have the potential to be who you want to be.”
Contreras and Jacob Pecenka — an Eagle Scout with a history of involvement in show choir and other activities — were voted to speak during the ceremony as part of the school’s tradition of selecting students as speakers.
As Bob Lemon looked upon the nine graduates of Mitchell Christian High School, he couldn’t help but throw in a bit of humor during his graduation day speech.
“Even though you as graduates began your formal senior-itis about halfway through your sophomore year, we have come to appreciate you as a class for your hard work, your dedication and, above all, for the leadership that you have shown and the example you have set for the young people that follow in your footsteps,” said Lemon, a secondary Bible teacher at the school. Lemon’s speech was part of Saturday’s commence- ment address that honored the nine college-bound seniors graduating from Mitchell Christian. Family and friends gathered in the Mitchell Christian gymnasium to enjoy speeches, a slideshow and the presentation of diplomas and Bibles to the graduates.
Caps, gowns and other commencement paraphernalia will take center stage this weekend at two Mitchell graduation ceremonies.
The nine students who will make up the 19th graduating class of Mitchell Christian High School will collect their diplomas at a 2 p.m. ceremony today at Baas Auditorium, said MCHS Principal Greg Nelson.
Mitchell High School’s 178 seniors will take part in commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corn Palace.
Mitchell High School seniors and their parents filled the Sherman Center auditorium Wednesday for the fifth annual MHS Senior Awards Night.
Counselor Erin Fowkes, the evening’s emcee, commented that while some seniors earned multiple financial or athletic scholarships, a tally of those scholarships gives no true measure of class potential “or the impact that each of these young adults will have on our world.”
Mitchell High School seniors Cathleen Flynn and Zach Toliver told fellow graduates to hold fast to their ideals and to be tolerant of the views of others.
Both Flynn and Toliver, who were selected by classmates to speak at Sunday’s graduation ceremonies at the Corn Palace, were introduced by Superintendent Joe Graves. Following their brief addresses, members of the Mitchell school board handed graduates their diplomas.
The 273 members of the Mitchell Technical Institute graduating Class of 2009 will being looking to the future following today’s 5 p.m. commencement exercises at the Corn Palace.
Keynote speaker Milt Dougherty will be on hand to help them consider the possibilities in his address “The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be,” during which he will discuss the roles of technical education and education in general.
Mitchell High School seniors got an early chance to try out graduation gear Wednesday, and also to collect some serious academic cash as they prepare to head off to college.
The fourth annual MHS Senior Awards Night at Dakota Wesleyan’s Sherman Center was a time for students and proud parents to shine.
In brief introductory comments, Mitchell Technical Institute President Greg Von Wald told the class, “Your training wheels are off and moms and dads are no longer holding on to the seats of your bicycles.”
As principal of Unity Elementary School in Sioux City, Iowa, Michael Rogers once posed a question to his students: Is it worse to steal a two-cent piece of a candy or an expensive ring?
The answer, he says, is stealing one is no worse than the other.
And while it was a simple example, Rogers told Dakota Wesleyan University’s 2009 graduating class that it’s an example of challenges they will face as they head into the workforce.
Dakota Wesleyan University graduates will collect their diplomas today and step into one of the toughest job markets in decades.
With the national unemployment rate at 8.5 percent — more than population of many states — administrators and faculty who interviewed this year’s 163 graduates say DWU students are concerned, but not alarmed, about job prospects.
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