ELK HORN — On Sunday, May 31, graduates and family members got into their cars for a parade through Exira, Brayton, Kimballton and Elk Horn in honor of the graduates, then stopped for diplomas to be handed out to individual graduates and for photos to be taken.

The ceremony was held outside of the Elk Horn building on the west side of the building, with two backdrops set up for photos and Spartan Media pre-recording commencement speeches and live streaming the parade and ceremony.

Graduates got out of their vehicles with family, Superintendent Trevor Miller presented diplomas, and paused so each student could be filmed, then there was time with family to pose for pictures.

The Class Motto was “Now You’re Seeing 2020,” and the Class Flower was a white carnation. The Class of 2020 completed a total of 2,513 service hours as a group and were encouraged to keep up the good work.

Class Valedictorian was Kamryn Waymire, Salutatorian was Ellie Schultes.

Graduates included:

Ethan Andersen, # <

Carson Anderson, *

Jacey Anthofer, # < +

Cade Bruns

Everette Carroll, # <

William Carroll, # <

Destiny Gessert, *

Kellie Haas, *

Devin Hansen, *

Lauren Hansen, # < +

Taylor Harris, # <

Amy Hartvigsen, # +

Jarrett Huff

Erin Irlmeier, # < +

Jayden Jensen, * +

Hudson Kitelinger, # <

Emma Koeppe

Cooper Larsen, #

Alexis Madsen, * +

Wyatt Madsen, *

Sarah Marshall, #

Ethan Marxen

Caitlyn Meyers, *

David Nelsen

Creighton Nelson, # <

Mia Nelson, #

Selena Nichols

William Paulsen, *

Justin Petersen

Noah Petersen, #

Jacob Rattenborg

Ellie Schultes, # < +

Abbreeanna Schumacher, *

Marshall Slack

Kyla Smith, *

Jacob Snyder, *

Tessa VanderWal, #

Laurel Waller, #

Kamryn Waymire, # < +

Logan Woods

# Gold Cord Honor Student, GPA 3.4 or above

* Blue Cord Honor Student, GPA 3.0 to 3.399

< National Honor Society

+ Silver Cord Distinction 150+ hours volunteer service