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Gothenburg High School class of 2010 wants to be remembered

Public invited to 2 p.m. graduation ceremony in Community Building.

“When you look back at the annals of history, you’ll remember three things—the discovery of fire, the invention of the submarine, and the GHS Class of 2010.”—Class of 2010 motto

Parents, relatives and friends will get a chance to see the Class of 2010 together for the last time Sunday, May 16, during graduation ceremonies.

Fifty-six Gothenburg High School seniors will gather in the Community Building gymnasium at 2 p.m. for the ceremony.

Seniors will enter the gymnasium to “Pomp and Circumstance,” arranged by Elgar and Hall and Elledge.

Musicians from grades 8-11 will play the traditional piece directed by band teacher Thomas Belanger.

Joanna Blecha will present opening remarks followed by varsity chorus members who will sing “Remember Me,” an arrangement by Ruth Gray and directed by music teacher Ernie Blecha. Marcia Speck will be the accompanist. Varsity band members will play “Ghost Riders” by Roland Barrett.

Mark Hilderbrand will give the senior address.

A senior video, created by the media class, will then be shown followed by men’s quartet who will sing “The Story of a Tack.”

The quartet is made up of Josh Clark, Zac Franzen, Willis Middleton and Jeramie VanAcker.

Superintendent Mike Teahon will present the graduates while school board members Scott France, Pat Hecox and Amber Burge will hand out diplomas.

Landen Haake will give closing remarks.

Graduates will leave the ceremony as the band replays “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Junior escorts for the ceremony are Jordyn Haake and Tre Ostergard.

Ushers are Chris Block, Shelby Eggleston, MacKenzie Geiken, Aaron Lauer, Cody Ostergard and Janae Wiggins.

Senior class officers are: Landen Haake, president; Mark Hilderbrand, vice president; Breanne Messersmith, secretary; Stephanie Rubenthaler, treasurer; and at-large representative Alexandra Abramson.

The junior escorts, ushers and senior class officers are all chosen by the senior class.

After the graduation ceremony, the public is invited to join a congratulatory line for seniors on the east side of the cafeteria.

Colors chosen by the senior class are chrome and magenta. The class flower is a pink lotus and the class song is “Say Goodbye” by Chris Brown.