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Opening a new chapter

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Summit County, CO Colorado

FARMER’S KORNER ” This morning, Summit High School will be decorated with white and green gowns as the more than 180 graduating seniors celebrate a rite of passage, receiving diplomas at the school they are leaving behind.

This year’s valedictorian is Tory Sigmond and salutatorian is Emily George. Students who have left their mark as class officers include AnnaLise Hafliger, president; Kyle Armstrong, vice president; Whitney Degerberg, secretary; Jesse Schreiner, treasurer; Megan Barrett, student senator; Chelsea Seegers, student body president and Rochelle Wilson, student body vice president.

They are part of the first class with students graduating from the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and the largest graduating class in the high school’s history, said Jody Wilson, SHS counselor and one of the class sponsors who also described the class as a generous.

The seniors raised $4,500 to go toward getting an electronic sign by Highway 9 that will announce events and two artist’s photographs for the new Career and Technical Education wing, Wilson said.

The art will hang in a hall full of memories as the students make their way into the world to begin a new chapter ” a chapter that for 60 percent or more means continuing education and for others means jobs, travel and figuring out where to take their life.


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