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PERHAM HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

f o s s a l C 2014 ~ Commencement ~ Sunday, May 25 • 2:00 p.m. Prairie Wind Middle School Gymnasium

The Pride of Perham 2014


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It has been a pleasure to watch you grow into the young adults that you are today. We wish you the best of luck and know that you will be successful in anything you choose to pursue. On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment.

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Mariana alvarado Parents: Blanca & Mario alvarado FUtUre PLans: Finish Cna - go to nDsU for my bachelor’s degree of science in nursing to get my rn and become a surgical nurse MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Festival of nations

Victoria Bailey Parents: Charles and Cindy Bailey FUtUre PLans: Go to Duluth for two years then transfer to Washington state University for Criminal Justice and a minor in psychology. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Lunch table.

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Eli bEachy Parents: ryan and tanya Beachy FUtUre PLans: attend Concordia College in Moorhead with the intentions to major in finance and business. I will also run track and field and possibly play football. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: all of the state appearances over the past three years and great friends I’ve made.

Brevin Becker Parents: tina and Perry Becker FUtUre PLans: Work to build up money. Go to school to become a personal trainer. Hopefully work at Lifetime Fitness. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Having exploratory days. they were so fun becuase it was nice to take a break and get away from learning for a day. You got to play games and just hang with friends. I also loved it when Payton, Mickey, Josh, Brandon and I got together to sing “what makes you beautiful” at the talent show.

Brooke Boedigheimer Parents: Greg and Julene Boedigheimer FUtUre PLans: Go to Moorhead or Detroit Lakes technical College and get my generals done until I have a better idea of what I would like to major in. I would like to pursue becoming an accountant or getting a nursing degree. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: I don’t have one specific time, but just being here is memorable. My senior year was the best, the relationships with all of my teachers, ladies in the kitchen and everyone in the office. seeing them all everyday has made my best memories in High school. I see things very differently in life becuase of each and every one of them ad I am very thankful for that.

whitney bormann Parents: Dan and sherry Borman FUtUre PLans: Minnesota state University Mankato

Congratulations Class of 2014 It has been my great privilege to serve you and your families at the Minnesota State Capitol since 2006. You are the “Pride of Perham” and I look forward to working even harder for your well-being and the well-being of our beautiful Lakes Country. All my best, Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen P. S. If you have any legislative concerns, please contact me directly. Capitol Office 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. State Office Building, Room 143 St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 (651) 297-8063 sen.bill.ingebrigtsen@senate.mn The Pride of Perham 2014 | 5


caleb briard Parents: Wendy & Forrest Briard FUtUre PLans: Work in oil fields with my brother for a few years and then return to farm with my dad. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: residential carpentry class with Mr. skow. I learned a lot and had fun with the guys.

Todd brown Jr. Parents: tracey Brown & todd Brown FUtUre PLans: Driving semi and going in the Marines MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: riding in the garbage carts in the hallway, staying in the motels for state swimming and FFa, and going to FFa nationals in Lousville, and swimming in the college pool.

Troy brown Parents: todd and tracey Brown FUtUre PLans: Go to college at alexandria tech College for diesel mechanics. then work on anything with a diesel engine and that rolls coal. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: towing a truck away with Levi swyter

tanner carlson Parents: rich & nicki Doll, Keith & Jen Carlson FUtUre PLans: I am going to go to the University of Minnesota Duluth with a major in aquatic biology. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Being a part of the state Baseball team and being able to play at target Field.

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Parents: Dan and sally Christenson FUtUre PLans: I will be attending south Dakota state University to complete my generals and compete on the forensics team. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Competing on the Perham speech team and qualifying for the state competition my junior and senior year.

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Parents: roger and Deb Cullen FUtUre PLans: run and learn at nDsU MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Friday

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Congratulations Graduates of 2014!

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Parents: Curt and Mary erickson FUtUre PLans: attend Concordia College Moorhead to pursue a degree in nursing. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Participating in sports and cheering at games.

Parents: Curt and Mary erickson FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend nDsU in the fall of 2014 for Mechanical engineering MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Playing at target Field for the 2013 state Championship game was probably the most memorable here at PHs for me.

ElizabEth DaniEllE FuDgE Parents: Chris and angie Fudge FUtUre PLans: I will be attending the College of st. scholastica and will be running for their cross country team. although I do not know my exact major, I plan to have high scholastic achievement and donate my time serving others. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Most memorable times at PHs would have to be our talent shows where students aren’t afraid to be themselves. I am proud to say that may classmates are very supportive, respectful and ‘uber fun! Laughs and smiles were shared and I won’t forget that!

Tyler Glines Parents: Fred and Michelle Kern FUtUre PLans: to attend nDsU for business management MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: all of the sporting events and moving here sophomore year.

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AlyssA grAphenteen Parents: Judy swift and robert Huck FUtUre PLans: Moving to Wadena to attend M-state for Liberal arts then transferring to a 4 year for either social Work or Criminal Justice.

wesley michael halbakken Parents: Mark and Michele Halbakken FUtUre PLans: I plan to complet my generals at DL M-state Communty College, and transfer to a University. I hope to receive a masters in whatever I choose to do. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: High school itself was a memory, as well as a journey. I remember the first time I met everyone in my class. It was awesome to get to know each and every one of them. I hope to see them in the future.

Stephen halverSon Parents: Brian and Jennifer Halverson FUtUre PLans: Working on a career path and attending a local college. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Being part of the basketball team.

jacquelyn marie Hanson Parents: Marie and Darin Hanson FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend Concordia College in Moorhead, Mn. My major is Dieteties with a minor in Public Health. I am considering double majoring with Marketing and possibly attending Graduate school. I will aslo be swimming for Concordia. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: When I look back at my time at PHs, I think of FFa and swim team. these two activities have been so much fun! the experiences and adventures I’ve had help make my time at PHs a great memory to keep. I don’t have one outstanding memory here....I have many.

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Theodore happel Parents: Chris and Vicki Happel FUtUre PLans: I would like to own my own place to live and work in Perham. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable times were the high school lock downs, I have also enjoyed the plays.

Kayla heier Parents: Barbara Heier & timothy Heier FUtUre PLans: nDsU for a doctorate in pharmacy MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Perham state speech

Chelsey lee Marie herrMann Parents: Kerry Herrmann FUtUre PLans: Moving to Moorhead to attend M-state to get my generals then going to go forward with either social working or nursing. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable time was prom of 2013. I had a great time with my friends and they helped me create wonderful memories there.

Jamie hietala Parents: stephen & Betsy Hietala FUtUre PLans: College at UnD, major in science, become a Family/General Practitioner. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: When the Perham Basketball team won the MsHsL state Basketball tournament in 2010.

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Daniel Hill Parents: scott and Karen Hill FUtUre PLans: Working for a year and then attending college. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Playing Pit in Mr. solberg’s class and being in sports.

Kayla Hodgden Parents: Bill and Mya Hodgden FUtUre PLans: Moving to arizona and continuing my education there. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: state Cross Country 2013

HannaH Honrud Parents: Debbie and Joe Honrud FUtUre PLans: I am going on the get my psychology degree at a four year school. after that I hope to either get my masters or my doctorate in psychology. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: the most memorable moments I remember were those spent with my friends, events like the Day of Caring and prom in my junior year were both memories that I am fond of.

KATHRYN HOWEY Parents: David and Jennifer Howey FUtUre PLans: Going to UnD in the Fall for Occupational therapy specializing in pediatrics. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My senior year of tennis, especially our trip to sections. there was never a dull moment on the bus!

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Keeghan hurley Parents: Don and ann Harley FUtUre PLans: to run Cross Country and indoor and outdoor track for southern Utah University. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Winning two team state titles in Cross Country, 2012-2013

Katie Sophia izarraraz Parents: Patricia elliott & Juan Izarraraz FUtUre PLans: I hope to work behind the scenes of the film industry & write in my free time. I want a career that allows me the freedom to travel. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: the time I remember most would be when my friends & I would sit around the lunch table and laugh at anything and everything.

daniel ingebrand Parents: Joe and teresa Ingebrand FUtUre PLans: attend Valley City state University to pursue a degree in Business. I am also planning on playing football there. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Going to state my junior year in football. Playing in the metrodome was something else.

Abby Ann JAnuszewski Parents: andy and shelly Januszewski FUtUre PLans: Go to MsUM to major in graphic design

Amber JAnuszewski Parents: randy and Deb Januszewski FUtUre PLans: I will be attending UnD. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: senior Year.

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Payton Jordahl Parents: Mike and Kim Jordahl FUtUre PLans: attend University of Minnesota and play football. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: everyday at PHs was a special day. the community of Perham and the teaching staff make high school a great experience.

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racole Karels Parents: nick and Kristi Karels FUtUre PLans: attending University of Mn Duluth for accounting MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Being a part of the cross country team and participating in the state meet for 5 years.

Catherine KawlewsKi Parents: terry and Debbri Kawlewski FUtUre PLans: Go to college to become either a psychologist or a make up artist and then move to California to start my career. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: all the crazy, fun times with all my friends, Group with Courtney rooney & sneaking into the teacher’s lounge for soda with tabby Belmonte.

Trisha ann KawlewsKi Parents: Barb torgerson, Larry Kawlewski FUtUre PLans: attend M-state in Detroit Lakes to major in accounting. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Being a part of the boys basketball team when they made it to state and of course, the lunch table.

Christopher Knutson Parents: Fran and Kyle Knutson FUtUre PLans: attending MsUM for Film Production and theatre arts. after college, getting work in plays and small film productions, behind and in front of the camera. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: any time being on stage for band, choir, speech, talent shows or musicals. I always love performing and entertaining people.

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MakayLA kroenke Parents: Jim and Colleen Kroenke FUtUre PLans: I will be spending next year as a private tutor in turks and Caicos. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: everyday was so much fun.

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Alexis lAngen Parents: James & tamara Langen FUtUre PLans: Undecided. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Watching the boys basketball team win the championship game my freshman year.

Megan leslie Parents: Mark and Monica Leslie FUtUre PLans: attend the University of north Dakota and earn a degree in Physical therapy and specialize in Pediatric therapy MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Junior year playing our first softball playoff game in the pouring rain and winning the first playoff game since 2008.

Shawna Marie LoerzeL Parents: rich and Denise Loerzel FUtUre PLans: Going to attend Mayville state and going for early Childhood education MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: FFa activities

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Kevin lein Parents: nick Lein and sandar Lein FUtUre PLans: I am going to wait a year before I make my final decision on going to tech college, community college or find an alternate way to begin my future endeavors. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Hanging out with friends and making long term relationships with some really great people is probably going to be my most memorable time at Perham High school.

Lindsey LoerzeL Parents: rich and Denise Loerzel FUtUre PLans: attend south Dakota state University in the Fall to start my pre-vet studies while majoring in animal science with a specialization in business and production. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My senior year in FFa, I became region star in agribusiness and region 1 sentinel. My whole FFa career was my highlight of my high school career. If i had to pick my favorite events were national Convention my junior and senior year.

ana patricia lopez Parents: Hermenejilolo Lopez & Patricia Izarraraz FUtUre PLans: Go into the medical field and/or cooking industry. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Going to dances, bonding and creating close relationships with students and teachers.

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Jessica Lopez Garcia FUTURE PLANS: Nursing school, M-State, Associates degree

jake lueders Parents: Brian and Lynn Lueders FUtUre PLans: attending nDsU for accounting MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Going to every football game with friends and making sure the opponent knows when to “start the bus.�

Samuel mack Parents: Kim Mack, Dan & sylvia Mack FUtUre PLans: Go to alex tech for welding degree and start my own welding/ carpentry business in where the best spot is at the time for my girlfriend abbi Jo. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Meeting my girlfriend abbi Jo and being with todd and troy Brown and Jaden Meyer in rez carpentry senior year.

maria cyr Lorenson Parents: Catherine Cyr and Patrick Lorenson FUtUre PLans: attend University of Minnesota - Duluth for Chemical engineering and Chemistry double major. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: state tournaments and cheering on the Yellow Jackets!

Sierra Lynne Parents: Lisa and scott Lynne FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend Globe University to get my two year associates degree in Veterinary technician. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable moment was when I attended nationals FFa in Indiana as a freshman.

Shelby Mayfield Parents: John and treva Mayfield FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend M-state in Detroit Lakes for nursing. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: One of the most memorable time would be being on girls swim team. section swimming was tons of fun and I made life long friends!

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michaela mccracken Parents: sandy Lubitz and Michael McCracken FUtUre PLans: to attend Minnesota state Community and technical College - Fergus Falls for equine science and build up my business McCracken Performance Horses. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: spending time in Butenhoff’s class and the time someone started a food fight in the cafeteria that lasted a whole thirty seconds.

Andrew melo Parents: Mary Melo FUtUre PLans: My future plan from the beginning of High school has been to be a Us Marine and I’m about to accomplish this. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: the day I graduate and am on with the rest of my life.

Jaden Meyer Parents: Dan & Heather Meyer FUtUre PLans: Maybe go to college, otherwise work and have a farm. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Playing at target Field for state Baseball

Cj mulCahy Parents: James & tana Mulcahy FUtUre PLans: nDsU with a major in Math education / Coaching Baseball MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: spending time with the boys. Pouring my milk on my tray.

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Josh meader Parents: Mike & Lori Meader FUtUre PLans: Get my elementary education degree with a minor in coaching and math, all at MsUM. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Getting married in spanish, by the “pastor of the dangerous scissors” and being part of the great atmosphere at sporting events.

aubrey meyer Parents: terry and alice Meyer FUtUre PLans: I will be completing my second year at M-state in Detroit Lakes. Majoring in Business Management; Marketing and sales MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: the game we played in Mr. solbergs economics class my junior year.

trey moberg Parents: Jolie Moberg and terry Moberg FUtUre PLans: Going to MsUM MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: today or winning homcoming king.

ali nelson Parents: Gary & Pam nelson FUtUre PLans: Going to M-state in DL for the radiology program MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: I don’t have just one. I’ve loved the pep rallies we’ve had, seeing my friends all the time and exploritory days. all the sports events because there was laughter and fun and tons of energy!


Hunter neyens Parents: Kelly neyens & James neyens FUtUre PLans: Well Drilling MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Lunch

montana osterman Parents: Justin and Cathy Osterman FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend MsUM this fall. I plan to major in elementary education. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Gymnastics

Shania nicole pederSen Parents: rick and andrea Pedersen FUtUre PLans: attending college in Detroit Lakes and working towards my future career. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: the lunch table and participation in basketball and softball.

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Brandon olson Parents: ross and traci Olson FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend the University of north Dakota where I’ll go for business management. Long term goal to manage a car dealership. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable times at PHs where hanging out in senior hall with friends and listening to music.

Betsy pearson Parents: Dean and Barbara Pearson FUtUre PLans: next year I will be attending M-state in Fergus Falls to finish generals, and I would like to pursue a career in the eye care field. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable time would be this past fall at tennis sections in Grand Forks.

Leah PooL Parents: William Pool, Joann Hooven FUtUre PLans: travel to Ireland MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Mr. Kostynick’s classes with my friend Micky.

Nayeli limoN RamiRez Parents: Pedro Limon and Maria ramirez FUtUre PLans: attend M-state in Detroit Lakes and become a rn. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable time at PHs was the hot dog challenge in the football field. Just seeing the teachers and students eat the hot dogs was fun.

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Jarrod rieber Parents: Jim rieber, Lisa rieber FUtUre PLans: alexandria Law enforcement MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: state Basketball

RoRy Risk Parents: Judd Palibick, soleil Palubick FUtUre PLans: Going to nDsU for a major in computer science. that’s all I really have figured out. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable time at PHs was my senior year overall. It was a really great experience, probably increased because of the knowledge of it being my last year. My experiences in speech are very memorable, too. I met plenty of new people and the experience was something I’ll never forget.

Samantha RoSeS Parents: angela Fisette FUtUre PLans: attend college in st. Cloud and become a social worker or a preschool teacher and just be happy! MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Walking in on the first day of freshman year with my spongeBob backpack, scared and terrified and making my closest friends that year. Friends that are the most amazing people ever Zachary Langendorfer, alexis Morgan Langen, Paul swanson, Gio Garcia and Kalub stone were there with me through my most awkward moments!

Hunter salatHe Parents: Kelvin and Michelle salathe FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend the University of Minnesota-Morris to pursue a career in Mathematics education and to become a basketball coach. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable times would be all those spent with the cross country team.

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Mary riestenberg Parents: Mark and annette riestenberg FUtUre PLans: By going to the University of Minnesota Crookston, I plan to either become a lanscape architect or get a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife conservation and become a natural scientist. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: there are many memorable times I have had. For example, taking bus rides with my teammates, being given the opportunity to go to rYLa and going on the choir trip to new York.

Emma RosE Parents: shawna and David rose FUtUre PLans: attending Minnesota state University Mankato to become an rn (registered nurse) MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable time at PHs is when I was a football manager and the football games. Being able to be a part of the team and the Friday night games with so much excitement is something I will never forget.

Natalie RutheR Parents: tom and Colleen ruther FUtUre PLans: attend MnsCtC in Fergus Falls for the two year equine science-aas program.

Hector salinas Parents: Hector salinas & ayala norma FUtUre PLans: Get a small business degree in what I want to start my own business in. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Going to classes and just being part of the PHs and its community.


Tina Scheidecker Parents: Dean & ann scheidecker FUtUre PLans: Get my bachelor’s degree in business and possibly pursue my master’s degree. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Participating in volleyball, basketball & other activities and making lasting relationships & cheering at all other sporting events.

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Tina SchmiTz Parents: Michael and staci schmitz FUtUre PLans: MsUM - Business administration and accounting MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Pregame volleyball warmups and playing Park rapids in the playoffs in the pouring rain.

AustEn schultz Parents: Dan and Val schultz FUtUre PLans: Work and eventually run Beach King Docks & Lifts MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Hanging out with Mrs. rennicke and going to Valleyfair with her and the rest of our class.

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jonathon siira Parents: Jeff and sheri siira FUtUre PLans: Go to nDsU and get a Bsn, then continue on to become a nurse anesthetist. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Finishing aP calculus

Michaela Soule Parents: Michael and Jennifer soule FUtUre PLans: I am attending the University of Jamestown MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Going to Costa rica last summer and being a member of the girls golf team.

alyssa studer Parents: Dr. timothy studer, Heidi studer FUtUre PLans: I am attending nDsU in the fall of 2014. I plan on majoring in exercise science, or Biology as a pre-med degree. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: the “pastor of the dangerous scissors” (aKa Mr. tangen) making Josh and I be in a marriage ceremony with sam Pirrotta (best man) and racole Karels (maid of honor) in spanish class.

Benjamin Sullivan Parents: tim and Daidre sullivan FUtUre PLans: I plan on attending Concordia College in Moorhead to get a Bachelor’s of science degree in Biology and hopefully become a Physical therapist. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Being a part of Perham’s two-time state and national championship in cross-country along with listening to Brady speicher and nick Carignan argue about whose college mascot is better on our long runs. also, the bus rides back from swim meets with my coaches, team and lovely managers.

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Kyle sonnenberg Parents: Paul and Deb sonnenberg FUtUre PLans: attending nDsU for Mechanical engineering MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Being part of the many sporting events.

Josh still Parents: David and Dana still FUtUre PLans: attend Concordia Moorhead and major in exercise science and further my education at UnD and obtain a Physical therapy degree. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Playing sports with all of my friends. It’s been a ride to remember and it’s crazy to believe it is all coming to an end. thanks for all the good times.

Hayden Sturdevant Parents: Paul & tammy sturdevant FUtUre PLans: attend Valley City state University, major in social science education MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Playing Football

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Emma SwEErE Parents: Paul & Penny sweere FUtUre PLans: I will be attending northwestern University in st. Paul and double majoring in Professional Writing & english education. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: every moment with the cross country team including bridge jumping, egg tosses and potatoe runs. also getting to perform through speech and surviving classes like calculus and college english. In the end, it’s millions of moments and memories that make up one beautiful picture.

Levi Swyter Parents: Jon and Karen swyter FUtUre PLans: Going off to work for a year to build up some money then off to college. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Pulling a truck out of a parking spot with troy Brown.

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Tyler Sweere Parents: Heather Byers, Daniel sweere FUtUre PLans: attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Learning about human evolution in staffki’s biology class.

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troy tellinghuisen Parents: Dale & LaDonna tellinghuisen FUtUre PLans: attend north Dakota state College of science in Wahpeton and for my future job I’ll go where the wind takes me. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: the hypnotist show at my Junior Prom, mostly because it was hilarious.

michael thompson Parents: Mischelle and robin thompson FUtUre PLans: My plans are broad, consistent with my interest. I will narrow my interests and plan to receive a graduate degree in either mathematics or phychology. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Memories are cumbersome as there were many. narrowing the best is difficult, but I would say all my years and bountiful memories of the robotics team will endure the test of time.

james vana Parents: Frank and Michelle Vana FUtUre PLans: Vermilion Community College attending natural resources program MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Hanging out with friends at school events like national FFa, state FFa and track n Field meets.

bryce wallace Parents: Jim & teresa Wallace FUtUre PLans: I will be working at Professional Dairy systems. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: talking and hanging out with friends at “the box.”

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Mariah ThoMpson Parents: Vicki & Greg nelson FUtUre PLans: I plan to attend M-state in Detroit Lakes next fall. I am also getting married next October! I will be going to school to become a registered nurse. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: My most memorable time would be senior year snowball week. My best friend amber Januszewski was nominated for snow Queen, so Brooke Boedigheimer, the Browns, and Levi swyter printed 400 copies of her face with the slogan “she’ll make your snow melt.” the papers went everywhere possible. the hard work paid off and she was voted as Queen.

Erika Urbano Parents: ruben Zavala and roso Urbano FUtUre PLans: Go to MsUM, want to study early Childhood Development MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: World Cultural Day at PHs 2014. this year I had the priviledge to teach many PHs students about Mexico and my culture. With help from friends we shared where we or our parents were from and the same and different traditions we celebrate.

Mollian Sue Von Ruden Parents: John and sue Von ruden FUtUre PLans: I’m planning on attending MsUM and majoring in Business administration with an emphasis on marketing.

Alex Wegscheid Parents: stephen and Marjorie Wegscheid FUtUre PLans: Go to college at northland in thief river Falls and get a degree in electronics. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Being a part of the Perham Cross Country and speech team.


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Parents: Paul Wellcome and Julie Wellcome FUtUre PLans: Possibly college MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Hanging with friends.

Parents: Wayne and Kristi Werner FUtUre PLans: attend Beloit College for an undecided major. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Graduating

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Parents: Dennis and stacie White FUtUre PLans: Undecided. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Welding class and building projects in metal fab classes, all the friends I have met over the years and graduating.

Parents: sheila Hanson & Gerrit Wierbos FUtUre PLans: attend M-state to recieve a Liberal arts degree then MsUM to receive an education degree. Major in history and minor in Multicultural education in america for teaching. MOst MeMOraBLe tIMe at PHs: Lunch table.

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Community Scholarship Awards Seniors 2013-2014 Bill Johnson Memorial Shelby Mayfield Bremer Jessica Garcia Lopez Carson Breitnefeldt Memorial Sam Pirrotta Josh Still Lizzie Fudge Kyle Sonnenberg Shelby Mayfield Central MN Credit Union Ben Sullivan Dent American Legion Auxiliary Kyle Sonnenberg Dent American Legion Megan Leslie Cory Orvik Memorial Alex Wegscheid Nick Bahls Abby Januszewski

Dent Lions Allison Christenson Kayla Heier Trisha Kawlewski Megan Leslie Shawna Loerzel Aubrey Meyer Samuel Pirrotta Benjamin Poore Nayeli Ramirez Mary Riestenberg Tina Scheidecker Kyle Sonnenberg Josh Still Michael Thompson Mollian Von Ruden Hannah Wierbos First National Bank Analea Erickson Austin Erickson Tyler Glines Nayeli Ramirez Emma Rose FOCUS Jackie Hanson Racole Karels Alex Wegsheid Shelby Mayfield

Frank Family Foundation Montana Osterman “Hats Off To PHS” Mariana Alvarado Jonathon Siira Lakes Area Gymnastics Montana Osterman Lake Region Builders Mary Riestenberg Lowell Dreyer Memorial Mary Riestenberg Analea Erickson Ottertail Lions Club Mariana Alvarado Tori Bailey Analea Erickson Lizzie Fudge Tyler Glines Jackie Hanson Abby Januszewski Amber Januszewski Racole Karels

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Trisha Kawlewski Megan Leslie Lindsey Loerzel Shawna Loerzel Shelby Mayfield Michaela McCracken Betsy Pearson Benjamin Poore Emma Rose Jonathon Siira Josh Still Emma Sweere Mariah Thompson Michael Thompson Mollian Von Ruden Ottertail Rod & Gun Club Mary Riestenberg Perham Mason’s Amber Januszewski Brandon Olson York Rite Michaela McCracken Birak Shrine Club Nick Bahls

Perham Area Foundation Lizzie Fudge Alex Wegscheid PHS Faculty Hannah Wierbos Perham Jaycees Jonathon Siira Megan Leslie Perham Lions Katie Howey Josh Still Emma Sweere Mike Thompson Perham School Board Hunter Salathe Alyssa Studer Perham Sportsman’s Club Sam Pirrotta Tanner Carlson PEO Award Emma Rose

Perham Health Kayla Heier Josh Still Lizzie Fudge Perham Mat Club Sam Pirrotta Lizzie Fudge Perham Rotary Mollian Von Ruden Lizzie Fudge Racole Karels Maria Lorenson Tuffy Nelson Memorial Nick Bahls Eli Beachy Lizzie Fudge Katie Howey Payton Jordahl Tina Scheidecker Josh Still Wesley Halbakken Whitney Bormann KLN Erika Urbano Whitney Bormann Mariana Alvarado Tanner Carlson

Dollars for Scholars Maria Lorenson Emma Sweere Michael Thompson Racole Karels Kayla Heier Sam Pirrotta Allison Christenson Royale B. & Eleanor M. Arvig Alyssa Studer Mary Riestenberg Racole Karels Megan Leslie Lizzie Fudge Russ Davis Josh Still Wholesale Lindsey Loerzel Michaela Soule Tina Schmitz Ben Sullivan Spanky’s Kyle Sonnenberg Trisha Kawlewski Abby Januszewski Sybil Lake Rod & Eli Beachy Austin Erickson Gun Club Payton Jordahl Tanner Carlson Tanner Carlson Samuel Pirrotta Nick Bahls Hunter Salathe United Community Bank Chris Knutson “Battle of the Bees” Betsy Pearson Trisha Kawlewski Nick Bahls Mariah Thompson Lizzie Fudge Natalie Ruther Brandon Olson Brooke Boedigheimer Emma Sweere Dan lngebrand Amber Allen Wesley Halbakken Robert Perry Betsy Pearson Trisha Kawlewski Sam Mack Shelby Mayfield


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