Washington Evening Journal
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Washington, IA 52353
WINFIELD — Winfield-Mt. Union High School principal Dave Edwards enthusiastically presented the graduating class of 2022 to the community Sunday.
The small class of just 33 students sat in anticipation of receiving their diplomas as the class Valedictorian Griffin Humphreys and Salutatorians Isaac Shurr and Morgan Grelk addressed the class.
They listened and some participated as the choir sang, “To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dillon and the band played, “Look to the Skies” by James Swearingen.
Business and computer teacher John Niemeyer gave the graduating seniors a few words of wisdom in his keynote address.
“You can’t do it yourself,” he said. “Challenge yourself. Always be honest and show integrity. Be active in your community. Be with your family, and work hard for them.”
In parting Niemeyer added, “May God bless our community and the families here, and may God bless the class of 2022.”
Honor students, silver cords, scholarships, and National Honor society students were recognized followed by the presentation of diplomas by President Board of Education Klay Edwards.
As students received their diplomas, they picked up their class flower, a small cactus, and delivered them to their loved ones with hugs and tears.
Principal Dave Edwards presented the class of 2022 to the supportive community.
While their class motto is “You win some, you lose some,” it certainly appeared that this class won with such supportive community and school to propel them into the next chapters of their lives.