NPHS to graduate 306 students Friday

By: 
Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times

Students at Falcon Ridge Elementary School on Friday, May 18, welcome and congratulate past students of the school who will be graduating from New Prague High School this Friday, May 25. High School students went back to their former elementary schools for a “Senior Stroll” to meet up with old teachers or to share memories. See more in the special section, saluting the Class of 2018 in this week’s edition of The Times. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

New Prague High School will hold its annual commencement exercises Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Trojan Stadium, south of the high school, along 12th Street NE, weather permitting. There are 306 students scheduled to receive their diplomas.

New Prague Area Schools Superintendent Tim Dittberner said in case of threatening weather, it will be decided by late Friday morning if this year’s ceremony needs to be relocated to the school gym due to the weather.

Transportation via golf cart will be provided for the elderly and disabled from the Community Center parking lot to the stadium bleachers beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m.

The ceremony This year’s class motto is “So many roads we have crossed, So many hills we have climbed, So many dreams yet to conquer.” Class members have chosen a white cremone as the class flower. Class colors are black and gold.

Members of the graduating class will enter the stadium to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the New Prague High School Band. Once students have entered the stadium, the band will play the National Anthem.

After welcoming remarks from Superintendent Tim Dittberner, the New Prague High School Choir, directed by Nicole Thietje, will perform the class song, “Forever Young,” by Bernhard Lloyd, Marian Gold and Frank Mertens.

High School Principal Lonnie Seifert will introduce student speaker Izak Jirik, whose speech is titled “Turn the Key.”

The New Prague High School Band, directed by Brian Thorstad, will perform “The Fairest of the Fair,” by John Philip Sousa.

High School Science Instructor Lynn Schoenbauer will give the staff address.

To see more on this story pick up the May 24, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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