Last updateFri, 23 Jan 2015 11am

CHS graduates its seniors

Abolt named valedictorian, Camp salutatorian for 2014

Seniors took the next important step in their lives last weekend, as they graduated from high school and took their diplomas, completing their education at Cuba High School. Commencement was held at the Mike Voigt Gymnasium on Saturday to a standing-room-only audience.

A total of 92 seniors accepted their diplomas from Cuba R-2 Board of Education President Cheri Schuette. Rachel Abolt was recognized as the Class of 2014 valedictorian, and Megan Camp was announced as the senior class salutatorian for 2014. Both students gave brief speeches to the audience as part of the ceremony.

Eli Rikard—himself a 2014 graduate and the class vice-president—served as the guest speaker for the evening.

Special music for the event included an Advanced Choir performance of “Some Other Time” by Leonard Bernstein, directed by Stephen Nobel, and the CHS Band’s performance of “Exaltation” by James Swearingen, directed by Shannon Moore.

Following the presentation of diplomas, a benediction prayer led by senior class secretary Brendan Snodgrass, and the transferring of the tassel ritual led by class president Ryan Bouse, the graduates were dismissed amid a stream of confetti.