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It’s time to celebrate!


 

Congratulations Class of 2016

Erwin Duane Empie, 90, celebrates as he receives his diploma at the Cedar Springs High School graduation. Cedar Springs Superintendent Dr. Laura VanDuyn is behind him. Photo by K. Alvesteffer.

Erwin Duane Empie, 90, celebrates as he receives his diploma at the Cedar Springs High School graduation. Cedar Springs Superintendent Dr. Laura VanDuyn is behind him. Photo by K. Alvesteffer.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one is a great example of that! It’s so full of emotion. A World War II Veteran finally got his high school diploma last week and this was his reaction!

Erwin Duane Empie, 90, had waited a long time to get his high school diploma. But the wait was over on Thursday, June 2, when he finally received an honorary diploma from Cedar Springs High School—the school he left in the 1940s so he could serve our country during World War II. He only attended through part of his sophomore year, and enlisted in the Navy in 1944, at age 18.

Mr. Empie received his diploma, along with the class of 2016. The ceremony moved many people in the audience, some of whom posted on our Facebook page, congratulating Mr. Empie on his accomplishment.

But it’s not only Mr. Empie celebrating. Hundreds of students stepped out into a brand new world over the last couple of weeks as they graduated high school and now celebrate what lies ahead. Here in our area, students graduated from Cedar Springs High School, New Beginnings High School, Creative Technologies Academy, Cedar Christian Academy, Algoma Christian School, and Tri County High School.

To see photos of all the top honors students in our area and class photos, click link below to download.

Graduation2016.pdf

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Congratulations to the New Beginnings High School Class of 2012!!


Front Row: Jamie Mosher, Ashlee TenHopen, Nicole Sheeley, Stephanie Ochodnicky, Autumn Thoma, Molly Stiehl, Brittney Leghorn. 2nd Row: Levi Price, Noah Cousar, James Farnsworth, Jesse Mansfield, Landon Eadie. 3rd Row: Josh Rouse, Cody Price, Tim Corwin, Matthew Marlatt. 4th Row: Enrique Cantu, Austin Breen, Garrett Evans, Cor’deil Boyce-Burden, Austin Mosher. 5th Row: Michael Shuff, Kody VanLangen, David VanEtten, Daniel Kearns, Jeffrey Knapp, Eddie Trout. Not Pictured: Bryce Kukla, Austin Hull, Shaman Osburn.


Thursday, May 24 New Beginnings High School held their Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2012. This was the largest Commencement Ceremony for New Beginnings High School with 32 graduates. Cedar Springs Public Schools has one of the most rigorous educational curriculums and these graduates persevered through it. Principal Dave Schlump was joined by Superintendent Ron McDermed, Board of Education President Brook Nichols, Board of Education Vice President Joe Marckini, Board Members Jeff Gust and Shannon Vanderhyde along with the New Beginnings High School Staff to recognize and celebrate the accomplishment these graduates.

Thank you to Band Director Adam Borst and the five members of the Cedar Springs High School Band, Jacob Gust, Jacob Ploeg, Andrea Metzger, Denver Satterwhite and Richard Moore, for their special music performance during the Commencement Ceremony.

A sincere thank you to the New Beginnings High School teachers Mrs. Helenius, Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Niederer, Mr. Jackson and to Principal Dave Schlump for all their hard work and late hours helping each of these students achieve this prestigious honor of graduation.

Congratulations Class of 2012!

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