Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Dupree High School proudly graduates twenty in Class of 2018

The Dupree High School Class of 2018 said goodbye to the sheltered world of high school life as they celebrated with a commencement program for twenty graduates on Saturday, May 12.

Smiles and hugs were the theme of the day.

Doug Young was the guest speaker and was introduced by Valedictorian Seth Bendigo and Salutatorian Abby Martin.

After Young’s presentation, Martin gave her speech.

Class adviser, Mark Peacock, presented scholarships and announced the names of the people who the seniors had chosen to honor with a flower. 

Bendigo created and showed a memory slide show. 

Sha’Teal Pearman presented the ‘Just Breathe’ scholarship to Bailee Birkeland and the  diplomas were awarded by Superintendent Brian Shanks, High Sschool Principal Pandi Pittman, and District 64-2 School Board Member, Leo Bakeberg.

For the community of Dupree, the Class of 2018 is a large class.

According to the school board meeting held on Monday, May 14, approximately fifteen kindergarten students will begin their student careers in the fall.

Back (L-R): Bailee Birkeland^>, Daycen Hunt#, Brent Roark, Keenan McDaniel#>, Makenzie Dupree^, Kathan Martel, and Travis Stambach#. Front (L-R): Garrett Fischer#, Jade Agneaux#, Cole Brewer#, JB Pederson^, and William Knight. Middle (L-R): Abigail Martin-Salutatorian*>, Tayler Jensen#, Shelby Feickert*>, Tori Thunder, Ashley White Wolf, Marie Briggs#, and Seth Bendigo-Valedictorian*. (Following their names, a * denotes Summa Cum Laude Honors for a GPA of 3.76-4.0, a ^ denotes Magna Cum Laude for a GPA of 3.51-3.75, and a # denotes Cum Laude status of a GPA of 3.0-3.5. The > symbol indicates that the graduate is a SD Regent Scholar.) Photo by Patty Peacock