Brianna Beck and Preston Jones presented the commencement address at Britton-Hecla graduation ceremonies on Sunday. A total of 26 seniors received diplomas, and the Class of 1968 was recognized on its 50th anniversary.

These Britton-Hecla juniors, all sporting 4.0 GPA’s, were escorts at commencement exercises on Sunday. From left to right are Zack Strong, Weston Henschel, Parker Brandt, and Jaidyn Roehr.

Britton-Hecla senior Carter Deutsch flashed a smile as he presented a flower to his grandma, Linda Deutsch, at graduation ceremonies on Sunday.

Britton-Hecla graduate Cason Dinger received a hug from his grandma, Sandy Dinger, as proud Dad, Nate, looks on.

Britton-Hecla Superintendent Steve Benson addressed the 2018 graduates at commencement activities on Sunday.

Holli Hagen directed graduating seniors as they sang their Senior Song at graduation ceremonies on Sunday.

The Britton High School Class of 1968 held its 50th class reunion last weekend and was recognized at Britton-Hecla graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Attending commencement exercises in front left to right were Susan (Jerde) Frederickson, Jane (Eikamp) Tyler, Peggy (Bush) Albertsen, Connie (Person) Geist, Karen (Brubakken) Strong, Rita (Wallace) Pond, and JoAnn (Hagen) Thorpe. Back row Gordon Meeker, Loren Boone, Glenn Hagen, Curt Foster, Darrell Mikkelson, Paul Bremmon, Neil Smith, and Lyle Pearson.

Seniors Awarded Diplomas

Total Of 26 In B-H Class

Britton-Hecla Superintendent Steve Benson told members of the 2018 graduating class during commencement ceremonies on Sunday that their path will not always be easy.

“Sometimes the road will be paved, sometimes it will be just a path, and sometimes you have to break your own trail,” said Benson. “And it’s harder to make the decision to go your own direction. But you have a clean slate, and the future can be whatever you want it to be.”

A total of 26 seniors received diplomas from Board of Education President Nick Fosness. Flowers were on display in the Arena lobby in memory of classmate Allison Vietor. The Class of 1968, celebrating its 50th anniversary, was also recognized.

Benson told graduates that decisions they make will guide their lives.

“Choices you make matter, and all of those choices are opportunities. Some are good and some poor, and the learning comes by determining which is which.”

Senior Class President Brianna Beck and Vice-President Preston Jones delivered the commencement address and recounted memories of the Class of 2018. Principal Carrie James announced award and scholarship winners. The Britton-Hecla Concert Band played the processional and recessional and performed, “The Dark Knight,” and the Senior Ensemble sang, “I’ll Always Remember You.”

Earning top academic recognition was Preston Jones with a 4.014 GPA. Graduating with highest honor (3.7 GPA or higher) were Andrew Hardina, Morgan Dahme, Haley Ringkob, and Claire Oelkers. Earning high honors (3.5-3.7 GPA) were Parker Marlow, Maggie Dahme, Sierra Olson, and Nathan Dahme. Those graduating with honor (3.3-3.5 GPA) included Katherine Telkamp, Brianna Beck, Rylee Pruitt, and Seth Strong.

The escorts for the Senior Class were the top-ranked juniors – Parker Brandt, Weston Henschel, Jaidyn Roehr, and Zackary Strong. Austin Evans and Nicholas Nelson were the top-ranked sophomores and served as ushers.

Class motto for this year’s graduating class was, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” The class colors were red and white with a silver accent, and the class flower was a white daisy.

Britton-Hecla’s final day of classes was last week Wednesday.

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