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Palmyra High School will see 76 students walk to accept their diplomas during commencement exercises on Thursday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. on the high school football field.
On Friday, May 27, 18 Marion County R-II seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas during the school’s commencement exercises, which will be held at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, graduation at Palmyra gets underway with the welcome by Superintendent Kirt Malone, followed by the first commencement speech by Timothy Wellman.
The band will play special music “How Far We’ve Come” and will be followed by the second speech by Dakota Snyder.
A special presentation of an associate’s degree will be held for Wellman and will be followed by special music, “Graduation Medley” by senior class members.
Larry Seago, assistant high school principal, will present the valedictorian and salutatorian, which will be followed by the presentation of the graduating class with their diplomas by Jared Pontius, high school principal.
Oneta Crowe, board president, will give the closing comments.
At Marion County R-II, Friday, the activities begin with the playing of the processional led by Lori Byers, followed by the invocation conducted by Rev. Jeff Voepel.
Wendy Plunkett will perform special music “No Place Like Home” by Anne Wilson, and will then introduce the senior video.
Savannah O’Bryan, R-II principal, will introduce Halle Keilholz, who will deliver the senior address She will then present the valedictorian and salutatorian.
Following, Randi Clayton, scholarship coordinator, will present scholarships and awards.
Superintendent Jason Keilholz will then present the senior class members with their diplomas.
Senior, Delaney Straus will lead her classmates in the turning of the tassels before Pastor Lance Bonnell performs the benediction.
Byers will then lead the playing of “Pomp and Circumstance.”
Prior to graduation, baccalaureate exercises will be held in the gym, beginning at 6 p.m.
During that, Byers will again lead the playing of the processional and recessional.
The invocation will be performed by Rev. Isaiah Jesch, who will also introduce the speaker, Pastor Bonnell.
Plunkett will perform “The Commission” by Cain as special music, which will be followed by a scripture reading by Madison Stewart and a scripture reading by Spencer Whetstone.
Rev. Voepel will have the benediction and the seniors will exit the gym to the recessional.