Perry High School awards 144 diplomas to Class of 2016


A day they thought may never come finally arrived Sunday for the Perry High School Class of 2016, as 144 students received their diplomas and the moniker ‘graduate.’

Instrumental Music Instructor Brandon Weeks and Vocal Music Instructor Jenn Nelson provided the music on piano for the ceremony, which began at 2 p.m.

Perry Community School District Superintendent Lynn Ubben was the first to address the Class of 2016, reading a selection from the Dr. Seuss classic “Oh the Places You Will Go!”

The Perry Treble Clef Choir sang “Weep No More” after which Senior Class President Gage Welch offered a humorous address while also noting the achievements of the past school year.

Bluejay Congress President Victoria Hegstrom also spoke, offering brief vignettes on many of the teachers the class has had in their high school days.

PHS Principal Dan Marburger helped present a variety of academic honors to members of the class, which he said stood out for the number of scholastic successes they had produced.

Ubben and School Board Directors Linda Andorf, Marjean Gries and Kenia Alarcon then presented diplomas to the Class of 2016.

Tassles were flipped, silly string exploded, glitter flew and horns and noise-makers blared as Marburger presented the class as graduates for the first time. offers our sincere congratulations to the Class of 2016 and wishes them every success in the future!

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