Area seniors set to receive diplomas

Pomp and circumstance will fill the high school gyms at Central Lyon and George-Little Rock Sunday, May 21. Both schools will conduct commencement exercises to recognize, honor and extend congratulations and well-wishes to the class of 2017.

George – Little Rock Graduation

Thirty-three seniors from George-Little Rock will receive diplomas from board president, Doug Krull. Commencement ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. in the high school gym. The class of 2017 selected gold and black for its class colors and a white gerber daisy as the class flower. The class motto is “Behind us are memories. Beside us our friends. Before us are dreams that will never end.” During the ceremony, Kaley Arends will address her classmates in her speech, “And So the Adventure Begins.” Emily Hansmann and Megan Krull will present “From Diapers to Diplomas.” Abby Vander Laan will present her speech, “Memories, Friends and Dreams.” Special music throughout the ceremony includes a vocal solo performance of “Break Away” by senior Alicia Bonestroo; a performance of “Homeward Bound” by the George-Little Rock high school concert band, directed by Shannon Poor Bear; senior vocalists Dalton Van Briesen and Erik Vander Laan performing “Place in this World;” the high school concert choir’s performance of “Seize the Day,” and “Friends” performed by the senior vocalists.

Central Lyon Graduation

Forty-nine seniors will be walking across the stage in the Central Lyon High School Gymnasium to receive their high school diplomas from board president, David Jans. Commencement ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. Central Lyon seniors selected purple and black for their class colors and a white rose tipped in gold for the class flower. The class motto is “It is not for us to forecast the future, but to shape it.” The Central Lyon band will be play “Pomp and Circumstance” as the seniors enter the gym and will play music from “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Additional special music will include a performance of “Whatever Time We Have” by the Central Lyon concert choir. Valedictorian Hope Rasmussen and Salutatorian Meredith Snyders will give speeches to their classmates and audience. Senior class president Carly Snyder will present the welcome.

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