Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications

Brody Nordhausen gives his big sister, Hannah, a hug during the flower presentation

Shelby Cox | Johnson Publications

The Class of 2017 takes a moment to pose for their last class picture as Wauneta-Palisade Schools students just prior to the commencement ceremony.

The sky is the limit for Wauneta-Palisade 2017 graduates

Saturday marked the beginning of a new chapter in life for 10 Wauneta-Palisade graduates. The commencement ceremony took place Saturday, May 13, at the Wauneta-Palisade Attendance Center. The gym was filled with family, friends and supporters of the 2017 graduating class.
    Senior class president Taylor Hiett provided the welcome during the ceremony. Hiett’s  speech ended with a prayer.
    Brody Nordhausen was announced as the Class of 2017 salutatorian. Starting his speech he read “Seven nevers:”
    #1–Never forget your pencil
    #2–Never procrastinate
    #3–Never NOT participate in class work or group projects
    #4–Never quit
    #5–Never sell yourself short
    #6–Never forget to compliment on how good Mr. Geier looks that day
    #7–The most important! Never forget where you came from. Things will come and go but this community and our families will always welcome you home. This town and community has been there for us through thick and thin. As 2017 WP graduates we have so much to be thankful for. Ending his speech with, “It’s a GREAT day to be a bronco.”
    Miranda Behrends was the class valedictorian. In her address, Behrends read poems from the book, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein, giving her classmates inspirational quotes as they leave Wauneta-Palisade Highschool and enter the “real world.”

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