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Eight area graduations at same time Sunday

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It is graduation galore this weekend as all but one of the area high schools and Buena Vista University present diplomas to their students Sunday and send them off into a new world. The exception, Storm Lake High School, is May 25.

Here are the details:

* St. Mary's High School

Sunday, May 18, 1:30 p.m.

Class motto - "The memories we've shared, the times we've had together, they will stay with us always - good bye is not forever."

Class flower - Gerber daisy. Class colors - Royal blue and silver. Speaker - Father Matt Hewitt. 22 graduates.

* Alta High School

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Class motto - "Remember yesterday, dream for tomorrow, live for today"

Class flower - Tiger lily. Class colors - Metallic red and silver. Class speakers - Christine Sand, Chelsey Petersen, Ben Rosenthal

There are 39 graduates.

* Sioux Central High School

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Class motto - "All of our yesterdays may be gone today, but they will forever live in all our tomorrows."

Class flower - Lily. Class colors - Red and silver. Class speakers - William Franzmeier, Caitlin Patten, Cassie Moens, Jessica Skelton. 50 graduates.

* Laurens-Marathon High School

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Class motto - "I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail"

Class flower - White lily. Class colors - Royal blue and gold. Class speakers: Natalie Bailey and Nathan Kirsch. 39 graduates.

* Newell-Fonda High School

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Class motto - "What we are to be, we are now becoming"

Class flower - Atlantis Chrysanthemum. Class colors - Royal blue and silver. Class speakers - Jay Ellis, Felica Dusin and Megan Peters. 39 graduates.

* Schaller-Crestland High School

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Class colors - Black and gold. Speakers were not available at presstime. 38 graduates.

* Aurelia High School

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Class motto - "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

Class flower - Blue Gerber daisy tipped with silver. Class colors - Blue, green and silver. Class speakers - Jodi Husman, Megan Janssen, Marcus Galvin, Tiffany Johnson. 39 graduates.

* Galva-Holstein High School

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Class motto - "In it to win it"

Class flower - White lily. Class colors - Black, orange and silver. Speaker - Mike Richard, G-H K-8 principal. 54 graduates.

*Buena Vista University

Sunday, May 18, 2:30 p.m.

Tom Bedell, entrepreneur, businessman and chairman of Pure Fishing, has been named commencement speaker for the Buena Vista University Class of 2008. Bedell will speak at BVU's commencement ceremony in the Siebens Fieldhouse.

* Storm Lake High School

Sunday, May 25, 2 p.m.

Class poem - "Facing Graduation"

Faces of old and faces of new,

People we know and people we knew.

Growing together than drifting apart,

Always an ending and now a new start.

At graduation we all grow nearer

And all of our friend's seem so much dearer.

And as we say our final goodbye,

One last embrace and one more cry,

A "keep in touch" and a "promise I will,"

A "remember when" but, better still,

A place in my heart, you'll always stay,

This is what's said as we go our own way.

Class flower - Carnation. Class colors - Green and white. Class speakers - To be decided. 160 graduates.



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