Class of 2015 graduates from Luverne High School
Despite the interruption from a fire alarm, Sunday’s commencement exercises for Luverne’s Class of 2015 flowed smoothly and focused on the class motto, “We have come a long way, but not half as far as we will go.”
Nine of the Class of 2015 high school graduates spoke to the crowd of fellow students, friends and family members seated in the Luverne Elementary School gymnasium.
Spencer Schacht and Mckenzi Wenninger started the encouragement by looking back at their elementary and middle school years during their welcome to open Luverne commencement exercises. The duo used party poppers to set the celebratory tone for the program.
Finnish exchange student Akseli Hatakka reflected on his time and experiences in Luverne followed by the main address presented by Naomi Dooyema, Drew Weis, Lexie Severtson and Brooke Nattress.
Lexi Rust and Madeline Stegenga delivered the farewell address.
As high school Principal Ryan Johnson was introducing Gary Fisher for his final superintendent’s speech, the fire alarm sounded.
Audience members and students stayed in their seats, and after several minutes Fisher announced, “One of our future students found the fire alarm too tempting not to touch.”
During the ceremony, the Luverne High School concert band played “The Hunger Games,” and the high school concert choir performed “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”