Elkhorn Graduates the Class of 2022

158 seniors earned diplomas


Sara Fjell

Members of the EHS class of 2022 stand and prepare to move their tassle to commemorate their graduation. The ceremony took place at Elkhorn stadium May 22, 2022.

Ally Beck

Cassy Limley, Managing Editor

It was a near perfect ending to a lifetime of education. Popcorn puffs of clouds and blue skys greeted the 158 members of the class of 2022 as they celebrated graduation commencement cermonies at Elkhorn stadium Sunday, May 22.  Dressed in red robes and red mortar boards, the class received diplomas after welcoming remarks from Principal Mark Schroeder and speeches from Superintendent Bary Habrock and class speaker Bradyn Lary who spoke about how the Golden Rule applies to life beyond high school. A moment of silence was held to honor those lost and the members of the senior barbershop group sang the “Star Spangled Banner.” After a tribute to parents and family accompanied by the class song, Macklemore’s “Good Old Days,” the class was presented its diplomas. 

NHS members wore white stoles over their robes to recognize their membership in that organization. Students earning at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average over four years wore solid gold honor cords; gold and black cords were represented by students who completed at least seven AP classes, took four AP exams, were involved in four years of extra-curricular activities, and had 100 hours of community service. Silver and black cords adorned students who completed at least five AP classes, took three AP exams, were involved in three years of extra-curricular activities, and had 75 hours of community service. Bronze and black cords were worn by students who completed at least four AP classes, took two AP exams, were involved in two years of extra-curricular activities, and had 50 hours of community service.

Senior Honors night was held May 18 to honor the top members of the class. Seniors Mollie Petersen and Alden Mays received the Noerrdlinger awards as the top female and male students respectively. Petersen served as President of National Honors Society and Mays as Vice President this school year. Petersen will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Mays received his commission to attend the United States Naval Academy. Retiring assistant superintendent Dr. Cindy Gray has honored with the Service to Youth Award for her years of dedication to Elkhorn’s students. 

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