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August 4, 2021

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School Board chair to grads: Don't let the past dictate your future
Baylee Edwards, left, shared a special message with her classmates and all others who attended the Stewartville High School class of 2021’s commencement ceremony at the Stewartville High School gym on Sunday afternoon, June 6. After the ceremony, Edwards and her friend, Audrey Schlager, joined a large gathering of graduates and their family members for photos, smiles, laughter and hugs near the entrance to SHS. Nick Vetsch, president of the SHS class of 2021 and the only student speaker at the commencement ceremony, thanked his classmates for the memories. “What a journey it’s been,” he said. “But we made it.”
Baylee Edwards, left, shared a special message with her classmates and all others who attended the Stewartville High School class of 2021’s commencement ceremony at the Stewartville High School gym on Sunday afternoon, June 6. After the ceremony, Edwards and her friend, Audrey Schlager, joined a large gathering of graduates and their family members for photos, smiles, laughter and hugs near the entrance to SHS. Nick Vetsch, president of the SHS class of 2021 and the only student speaker at the commencement ceremony, thanked his classmates for the memories. “What a journey it’s been,” he said. “But we made it.”
Members of the Stewartville School Board, right, take a look at the Stewartville High School class of 2021’s senior mural shortly before 135 seniors took part in the annual commencement ceremony at the SHS gym on Sunday, June 6. Tim Malone, assistant principal at SHS, speaking at the ceremony, listed the seniors who worked on this year’s mural: Grace Schreiber, Olivia Otto, McKenna Pickett, Jolie Stecher, Kate Pedelty, Chris Remling, Ethan Cox and Gavin Curley. Rhonda Baldner, SHS art teacher, directed and supervised the students.
Members of the Stewartville School Board, right, take a look at the Stewartville High School class of 2021’s senior mural shortly before 135 seniors took part in the annual commencement ceremony at the SHS gym on Sunday, June 6. Tim Malone, assistant principal at SHS, speaking at the ceremony, listed the seniors who worked on this year’s mural: Grace Schreiber, Olivia Otto, McKenna Pickett, Jolie Stecher, Kate Pedelty, Chris Remling, Ethan Cox and Gavin Curley. Rhonda Baldner, SHS art teacher, directed and supervised the students.
Nothing from our pasts has to hold us back from what we create ourselves to be in the future, Rebecca Wortman told the Stewartville High School class of 2021 last week.
Wortman, the chair of the Stewartville School Board, was a featured sparker at the annual SHS commencement ceremony in the SHS gym on Sunday afternoon, June 6. In a brief talk, she told the graduating seniors everything that has made them what they are today, including their experiences, education and upbringing, is collectively called their past...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the June 15 Stewartville STAR.





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