Approximately 120 members of the Hayward High School Class of 2016 will be honored and will receive their diplomas in a commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, in the Robert J. Schmidt Gymnasium.
The program includes the processional by the Hayward High School Band, the National Anthem by the HHS Choir, a welcome by senior class board member Madison Carlson, a speech titled "The Four Mile Race" by salutatorian Katherine Glodoski, vocal selections by the choir, a speech titled "At the Finish Line" by valedictorian Karin Knapp, a concert band selection, recognition of honor students by Principal Todd Johnson, presentation of the Class of 2016 by District Administrator Craig Olson, presentation of diplomas, the school song by the HHS Band and the recessional.
During the presentation of diplomas, the graduates who receive local scholarships also will be recognized.
Assisting in presenting the diplomas will be Board of Education members Stacey Hessel, Dr. Harry Malcolm and Lynell Swenson.
The top 10 percent academically of this year's class are Madison Carlson, Linnea Cochran, Dayne Gillis, Katherine Glodoski, Karin Knapp, Sydney Kuschel, Noah LeBlanc, Howard Leuschen, Megan Martinson, Allison Munich, Christopher Robbins, Katherine Stark and Emily Wilkie.
Receiving high honors (GPA of 3.5 to 4.0) are the students listed above plus Alison Carlson, Tessa Leahy, Noah LeBlanc, Dylan Robinson, Darby Roehl, Carley Ruid and Madeline Strapon.
Receiving honors (GPA of 3.0 to 3.49) are Grant Bartz, Nathan Bergum, Brenna Chance, Samuel Colon Aponte, Alexander Deaton, Maxwell Disher, Hunter Duffy, Dayna Felski, Celie Fredrickson, Collin Gerig, Devyn Goodrich, Alexander Greene, Alysas Hoag, Shaun Kelley, Matthew Kreyer, Michael McDonald, Ryan Messa, Cassidy Metropulos, Jacob Sande, Kelsy Schultz, Kathleen Taylor, Jordan Voldberg, Jacob Warder, Gabriel Winchester and Dakota Zopp.
The class flower is the white rose and the class colors are black and gold.
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