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'Curious' 14 form W-M Class of 2014

 

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WAKEFIELD-MARENISCO High School's 14 graduates stand before receiving diplomas Friday evening at Wakefield.

WAKEFIELD - Wakefield-Marenisco superintendent Cathy Shamion said Friday the Class of 2014 is a "curious" bunch and valedictorian Brianna Greenough agreed.

"Curiosity will not always kill the cat," Greenough said in addressing the graduating class of 14.

She said her class wouldn't have accomplished much without being curious.

"Talk to someone you don't know," she urged.

Recalling how a "diverse" class came together as one on trips, class president Miranda Sibley urged future graduates to "make memories with your classmates. We are family through thick and thin," she said.

On a beautiful Friday evening, Shamion said the class is "a terrific bunch of kids."

Guest speaker Missy (Rydeski) Lane, a 1984 Wakefield graduate now employed at Gogebic Community Mental Health, recalled changing the diapers of graduate Jacob Ringsmuth.

"Don't let anything or anyone hold you back," Lane said. "Take good things and make them better."

She also encouraged graduates to thank their parents and family members and to not hesitate to say "I love you" to them.

The class motto was, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

Salutatorian was Hannah Cormier.

Greenough, Cormier and Sibley graduated with high honors.

Class colors are orange and sky blue and the class flowers are orange roses and forget-me-nots.