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North Union graduates 53

By Staff | May 23, 2014

The North Union graduating class of 2014 stands together one last time. Photo by Michael Tidemann

ARMSTRONG – Donned in class colors of green and silver, North Union High School seniors met for the last time together as a class Sunday along with a full house at the Armstrong-Ringsted gymnasium.

Hanna Gardner was valedictorian and Rebecca Boyer was salutatorian. National Honor Society members included Boyer and Gardner and Madison Bollig, Carter Engelby, Jeanette Govern, Jordan Guerdet, Marissa Guerdet, Shanee Hanning, Aurora Oliver, Ashley Olson and Rachel Schnell. Those holding a 3.25 grade point average for eight semesters wore medallions, and the top 15 percent of the class wore Gold Cords with Silver Cords going to those receiving service awards.

“Without you guys, we literally wouldn’t be here,” Marshall Klingenberg, senior class president, said of parents in his usual buoyant humor.

Klingenberg offered a challenge to his classmates.

“You have to go beyond what is easy and comfortable to be able to grow to learn,” he said, paraphrasing the class motto, “We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

After selections by the band and choir, and a poignant rendition of “Seasons of Love” by the concert choir seniors, everyone saw a senior slideshow.

Then it was on to the presentation of diplomas, turning of tassels, presentation of the class of 2014 and presentation of roses.

A beautiful, clear sky greeted the reception line.

Graduates included:

n Joe Rene Alvarez.

n Bryce Robert Anderson.

n Devin Thomas Bernhard.

n Derick Wayne Blair.

n Madison Lee Bollig.

n Becky Lynn Bormann.

n Rebecca Lynn Boyer.

n Jacob Alexander Braddock.

n Cody Kristian Bradley.

n Blake Evan Cole.

n Mitchell Douglas Dahl.

n Jason Robert Davis.

n Kade Eldridge.

n Carter David Engelby.

n Hanna Fae Gardner.

n Jeanette Florence Govern.

n Jordan Leigh Guerdet.

n Marissa Jean Guerdet.

n Monique Rae Halstead.

n Shanee Lynn Hanning.

n Ethan James Hansen.

n Mason Timmothy Harbaugh.

n Lucas Alan Hardman.

n Linsey Marie Irmiter.

n Lexy Ann Johnson.

n Marshall Lee Klingenberg.

n Miranda Ann Kollasch.

n Kayla Danielle Langford.

n Philip Dean Logemann.

n Dena Marie Looft.

n Taylor Mary Mathine.

n Carrie Ann Michalec.

n Lexi Chantelle Moore.

n Kevin Robert Nemmers.

n Katrina Leann Newman.

n Aurora Leone Oliver.

n Ashley Anola Ray Olson.

n Kaleb Elwood Olson.

n Chase Alan Paulson.

n Tyler Dean Quinn.

n Morgan Marie Rahm.

n Dustin James Renfrow.

n Spencer James Ricke.

n Aric Todd Runge.

n Cody Craig Runksmeier.

n Rachel Morgan Schnell.

n Kristen Marie Smith.

n Derek Daniel Sorenson.

n Kameron Dale Strong.

n Caleb Charles Tonderum.

n Callie Marie Varner.

n Micayla Ann White.

n Garrett Douglas Whitesell.