Ethan seniors and eighth-graders to graduate Sunday

The 2010-2011 school year is winding down. Ethan's last day of school is May 19. Our graduation ceremony is going to be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the school gym. This year we will have 13 students graduating from high school and 24 students completi...

The 2010-2011 school year is winding down. Ethan's last day of school is May 19.

Our graduation ceremony is going to be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the school gym. This year we will have 13 students graduating from high school and 24 students completing eighth grade and becoming high school students.

Here is the roll for Ethan's graduating seniors who have completed their high school education and will be celebrating that accomplishment on Sunday: Samantha Aulner, Jordon Connor, Steffany Dunwoody, Bo Geidel, Ashley Gerlach, Justin Grosdidier, Angela Kirk, Keri Maeschen, Brooke McBrayer, Cameron Paul, Kayla Roth, Courtney Storm and Rebecca Tilberg.

Good luck to all of you.

Here are the names of the eighth-graders who will move to high school on Sunday as well: Elizabeth Aulner, Daniel Bame, Katelyn Bicek, Courtney Bierle, Kassidy Bricker, Shelby Donaldson, Anthony Donovan, Brittan Flanagan, Jordan Grosdidier, Darbi Gustafson, Mathew Houston, Dustin Hughes, Aliea Kretschmer-Webster, Zakari Martinjako, Wyatt McBrayer, Kardel Miiller, Maggie Mueller, Clay Pateneaude, Haleigh Riggs, Flora Roubideaux, Dillen Snyder, Hanner Tilberg, Morgan Tuttle and Cameron Wittstruck.


  • Congratulations to Jordon Connor for being named Elite Athlete of the Year sponsored by Q107 radio station.
  • Also to all the fifththrough eighth-graders who participated in the instrumental contest in Plate on April 27. Soloists receiving a I include Kacey Bartscher, Tia Schmidt, Tabitha Sonne, Caleb Brouwer, Kassidy Bricker, Brenna Roth, Katelyn Warren, Jessica Endres, Katie Flanagan, Kailey Feiner and Zach Duerfeldt.

Soloists receiving a II include: Cody Brouwer, Jacob Spier, Haleigh Riggs, Kendra Klumb, Courtney Graves, Maddison Stirling and Anthony Donovan. Small ensemble members receiving a I include Rachel Hawkins, Haley Lippert, Darbi Gustafson, Aliea Kretschmer-Webster, Janae Gustafson, Ellie Hohn, Katelyn Wittstruck, Jonothan Freeman, Maddison Stirling, Courtney Graves and Brianne Storm.
Small ensemble members receiving a II include Maggie Mueller, Morgan Tuttle, Brittan Flanagan, Kardel Miiller, Maci Kotrba and Jessica Endres.

Special congratulations to the fifth-grade band and the middle school band, both of which earned I ratings in the large band category.

  • Congratulations to Anthony Huber for breaking the school record in the discus with a throw of 163 feet, 3 inches. It broke the previous record of 153 feet, 10 inches set last year by Matt Tuttle.
  • Friday will be Sonya Hespe's last day as Ethan's finance officer. She is looking forward to spending more time with her children and will continue working part time for Tracy's Paint and Body in Parkston.

Bill Kinder will be taking over the position beginning on Monday, May 23. The city office will be open the same hours as always on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., If you have any city business or would like to welcome Bill, call the city at 227-4230.
Activities for this week:

Today: Junior high track meet in Parkston at 3:30 p.m. School board meeting in the library beginning at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: SESD track meet in Tyndall at 3 p.m. Grades 6-8 sports physicals at Ethan School at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday: K-5 track and field day. CSO carnival. Sixthgrade field trip to Ethan Ball park and seventh- and eighth-grade field trip to Eros Data Center.

Thursday: Awards Banquet beginning at 7 p.m. in the gym. Grades nine through 11 sports physicals at 10:30 a.m. at Ethan School.

Friday: Ethan/Parkston Relays in Parkston at 9:30 a.m.


Sunday: Ethan High School and eighth-grade graduation ceremony, 2 p.m. school gym. United Blood Service blood drive in the Ethan School gym from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

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