DHS celebrates Class of 2024 achievements at May 19 commencement

Decorah High School has announced plans for the 143rd commencement ceremony, which will take place in the main gym on Sunday, May 19. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. A total of 134 students will receive their diplomas in recognition of their hard work and commitment.

The members of the DHS Class of 2024 class have distinguished themselves with remarkable academic and extracurricular achievements. The class boasts ten valedictorians and three salutatorians, reflecting their exceptional dedication to academic excellence. The valedictorians include Lucas Arendt, Annika Brynsaas, Peter Essa, Gabriel Hiner, Simon Kutz, Anders Lovstuen, Alexander McGohan, Aidan Nalean-Carlson, Brynn Storhoff, and Henry Weis.

Salutatorians are Brady Bohner, Brenna Parker, and Spencer Rix.

Additionally, 15 graduates will be honored as Silver Cord recipients for their significant volunteer contributions, while 53 members will be recognized for their involvement in the National Honor Society (NHS). The ceremony will include performances by the Decorah High School Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Choir, along with speeches by three seniors.

The ceremony will also highlight the accomplishments of 29 Career and Technical Education (CTE) completers, who have successfully finished rigorous programs that provide practical, hands-on skills in various trades and technologies. Further demonstrating the breadth of commitment to service and leadership, one graduate will enter the military, proudly representing Decorah High School as they prepare to serve our country.

Decorah High School invites family, friends, and community members to join in celebrating these young adults’ achievements. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating. The Decorah community is incredibly proud of its graduates for their achievements and contributions during their time at high school and looks forward to their future successes.

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