Wednesday, May 16, 2012

5-16-12 Courier News

(courtesy of the Ida County Courier -

O-A/BC-IG  Graduation

Commencement exercises for 81 Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove seniors will be at 2 p. m. in the high school gymnasium.

The program will begin with prelude music and the processional “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the O-A/BC-IG High School band, under the direction of Eric Wells.

Superintendent Dani Trimble will welcome the audience.

Seniors Kendra Krager, Brandi Snyder, Bridgett Konradi, Carly Brosius, Casey Ludwig, Erin Brown, Marissa Nielsen, Sam Miller and Colin Lierman will sing “Our Song Will Live On,” directed by Linda Johnson.

O-A/BC-IG High School Principal Patrick Miller will present the seniors with their scholastic recognition awards and then recognize the Battle Creek-Ida Grove and Odebolt-Arthur valedictorians Morgan VanDerSloot and Jeff Gustafson, respectively. Salutatorians are Jessie Pauley (BC-IG) and Zach Olson (O-A).

BC-IG School Board President Berny Sohm, Odebolt-Arthur Board President Paul Neumann and guidance counselor Mary Schroeder will distribute the diplomas to the seniors.

Miller will then present the graduates to the audience, followed by the recessional.

After commencement, the graduates will have a receiving line outside, weather permitting.

The seniors have chosen purple and black for their class colors. There is no class lower.

The class motto is “Together we have experienced life; separately, we will pursue our dreams and forever our memories will remain.”

The class song is “Tattoos On This Town” by Jason Aldean.

This year’s graduates are Cody Bales, Kayla Behrens, Samantha Bengford, Patrick Billings, Caroline Brosius, Erin Brown, Jordan Burcham, Matt Byers, Sam Carlson, Clay Christiansen, Cody Cooper, Shae Cranston, Briana Decker, Mariah Dutcher, Joshua Dutcher and Jessica Elley.

Also, Colin Freese, Justin Fundermann, Ryan Gaskins, Gabe Glienke, Cody Gorden, Tonisha Greer, Nathan Grell, Tanner Gross, Michael Grote, Jeffrey Gustafson, Amber Halle, Katelyn Harrison, Ryan Henningsen, Bailie Kies and Kelsey Kirchner.

Also, Miranda Knudsen, Thomas Kollbaum, Bridgett Konradi, Kendra Krager, Anissa Ladwig, Matthew Lantz, Colin Lierman, Casey Ludwig, Joey Luft, Jeremy Maass, Jeremia Marron, Ashlei Mawris, Jasmine Means, Cady Meseck, Samuel Miller and Marissa Nielsen.

Also, Zach Olson, Jessie Pauley, Jay Peters, Lucas Petersen, Phillip Prather, Isaac Pudenz, Alex Quail, Erin Rasmussen, Dylan Rassel, Jeremiah Reinert, Shayla Reitz, Morgan Renze, Cory Riessen, Makayla Roeder, Jordan Rohlk and Melissa Sangpanjun.

Also, Jordan Schau, Zane Schug, Zachary Senhen, Mitchell Sholty, Brandi Snyder, Brent Stickrod, Tanner Thompson, Cole Treiber, Dalton Treiber, Austin Ulrich, Morgan VanDerSloot, Morgan Venteicher, Michael Ward, Rachel Warnke, Cassidy Wilcke, Kyle Witzke, Adam Wonder and Stefan Wunschel.

Earth Day

On May 4, 25 O-A/BC-IG seniors helped clean up Odebolt City Park and Odebolt Memorial Walk Park. The students picked up sticks, pulled weeds, trimmed bushes and trees. Accompanying the students were instructor Eric Wells and Odebolt Memorial Park Board and Odebolt Betterment Committee members Elaine Rex and Deb Reinhart. The students were treated with bottles of water, cinnamon rolls and cookies, courtesy of the City of Odebolt and O-A/BC-IG school. The community appreciates the students’efforts.

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