Congratulations to the Union High School graduating class of 2013! A commencement ceremony for the 97 graduating students was held on Sunday, May 19 in the high school gymnasium.
Natalie Hanson and Zachary Neuendorf each gave a speech encouraging their classmates to embrace the future, to represent the class of 2013 well, and to take advantage of the opportunity to re-create themselves and start fresh. Principal Travis Fleshner and Superintendent Neil Mullen also addressed the class.
Natalie Hanson and Tev Hadachek were voted most representative of the class. Members of the National Honor Society, Silver Cord Service, and foreign exchange students were recognized.
Above, three 2013 graduates make their last performance with the Concert Choir during the commencement ceremony.
In addition to "Pomp and Circumstance," the Concert Band, directed by Michael Bistline, performed "How to Train Your Dragon". The Concert Choir performed "If We Hold on Together", under the direction of 2012 Union High School graduate Ted Tecklenburg.
Natalie Hanson was class president and Jamie Wandschneider was vice president. The class colors were red, black and silver. The class flower was the white rose. The class motto was, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy," Martin Luther King, Jr.