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Wauneta-Palisade set to graduate 21 on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:25

By Josh Sumner

The Wauneta Breeze


The educational careers of 21 graduating seniors will be celebrated this weekend when students from the Wauneta-Palisade Class of 2011 receive their high school diplomas. This year’s graduation ceremony will be held at the Wauneta gymnasium at 10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT.

2004 Wau-Pal graduate Aaron Keiser will deliver this year’s commencement speech. Keiser, who currently works in the Admissions Office at Colby Community College in Kansas, was chosen to speak after leaving a good impression on this year’s graduating class during a recent visit to the high school. Also scheduled to deliver speeches on Saturday is the pair of 2011 WP valedictorians, Chris Bartels and Breann Maris. Senior Class President Colby Skelton will give the welcome.

Members of the Wauneta-Palisade Class of 2011 preparing to graduate on Saturday include, front row from left, Rebecca Strand, Jenna Jutten, Carlos Ramirez, Colby Skelton, Drew Harris, Bethany Riener, Shelby Hamilton, Joselyn Ramirez, Jenae Bischoff and Breann Maris. At back from left, Caige Hackney, Ricky Martin, Chris Bartels, Carlos Ramirez, Landen Lawless, Darien Adams, Laura Rundback, Desiree Washum, Shasta Christner and Ayla Rector. Inset photo: Amber Rowan.


Purple and orange were selected as the class colors, and the Tiger Lily was picked as the class flower. The words of an unknown author will serve as their class motto: Together we have experienced life, separately we will pursue our dreams, and forever our memories will remain.

The song “Leaving Home” by Katie Armiger will be played during the flower presentation, and Corey Smith’s “I’m Not Going to Cry” will play for the recessional.

This year’s junior marshals are Sheyla Christner and Brett Klima. Junior ushers are Renae Gardner, Jonee Maris, Bo Fanning and Reese West.