Elisabeth Gaston | Reporter
BURLINGAME—Burlingame High School held its graduation ceremonies 5 p.m. May 11, graduating 22 students in the class of 2013.
After the processional, USD 454 Superintendent S. Allen Konicek welcomed the audience and graduates before the high school band played Jupiter from the Planets.
Burlingame High School Principal Tammy Baird then presented the salutatorian Chris Mohn and valedictorian Tristan Fitzgerald.
While addressing the crowd, Fitzgerald thanked administrators, teachers, parents and the entire Burlingame community for supporting the graduates throughout the years.
“And so marks the end of a chapter in our lives,” Fitzgerald said. “We’ve been shown the door and today we will be given the key. Up to this point we’ve been shown and given, but we alone walk through the door.”
Fitzgerald’s speech was followed by a slide show of the senior class and the farewell, given by senior class president Allison Droege.
Baird then presented the class, the class was accepted by USD 454 Board of Education President Scott Greenwood and board members presented the students with their diplomas.
The graduates then recessed to a recording of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin & Tammi Terrell.
Class Sponsors were Shelley Banzhaf and Linda White. Junior attendants were Ashton Dorr, Hayley Lewis, Parker Lee and Dakotah Sporing.
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