The Mercer School class of 2017 poses at their eighth grade graduation ceremony, held June 4 in Mercer, Wis. Pictured are, from left, first row: Tyler Bianga, Megan Berger and John Cassiani; second row: Isabela Wiedower, Kendra Tutt, Sydney Thompson, Camille Kich, Caitlyn Hiller, Hayle Woolf and Carolyn Behnke.
MERCER, Wis. — Mercer eighth grade students celebrated their graduation from middle school June 4 at the Mercer School.
The ceremony included remarks from Superintendent Erik Torkelson, an introduction of the class by Isaac Markus, some “words of wisdom” from class president Caitlyn Hiller and two guest speakers, coaches Robin Schoeneman and Kelly Kohegyi, a news release said.
Language Arts instructor Grant Nelson shared a video with highlights of the class’ trip to Camp Manito-wish before presenting each classmate a copy of the video.
Markus presented diplomas and Hiller ended the ceremony by inviting attendees for refreshments.
The room was decorated in class colors blue, black and silver. The class’ motto is “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever,” attributed to Walt Disney.
Class officers include Hiller, president; Sydney Thompson, vice president; Kendra Tutt, secretary; and Hayle Woolf, treasurer.