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5cc9c031a9279WHS Class of 2019photo courtesy Kate DeCoste

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WHS Class of 2019

Congratulations WHS Class of 2019!

Look out world, here they come!

Congratulations to the Wahoo High School Class of 2019!

This year's senior class celebrated its final day of school on Wednesday, May 8. Graduation was celebrated on Sunday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Sixty-two percent of this year's graduates plan to attend a four-year college or university, 22 percent plan to attend a two-year college, 8 percent will join the workforce or are undecided about their future choice, and 8 percent will enlist into a branch of the military.

Seniors will attend 25 different post-secondary learning institutions, the largest numbers attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (13), Southeast Community College (8), and Wayne State College (5).

This senior class also realized success on the ACT: 14 seniors scored a 25 or better, and 2 seniors scored a 30 or better. The class also had one National Merit Scholarship finalist!

Eighty-two percent of seniors who applied for local scholarships have been awarded more than $70,000.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian


Congratulations WHS Class of 2019 Valedictorian Anna Dobesh and Salutatorian Josh Luedtke!

Scholarships



Clockwise from top left: Emily Pokorny was selected for the 2019 Bill & Adele Jackson Education Scholarship, Jaci Schnakenberg was awarded the 2019 Ron & Tim Larsen Memorial Scholarship, Josie Johnson's grandfather presented her with the 2019 Prague American Legion Post 254 Scholarship, and Emily Obert was the recipient of the new Jake Wiebold Memorial Scholarship. (photos courtesy John Minnick)

Click HERE to view a listing of local scholarship winners. Scholarships were awarded at a reception on Sunday, May 5.
Click HERE to view photos of this year's scholarship winners (photos courtesy John Minnick).

Class Song

"I'll Always Remember You" by Hannah Montana

Class Color

Gold

Class Flower

Sunflower

Class Motto

"One day you are 17 and planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life." --One Tree Hill

Members of the Class of 2019:

(* = National Honor Society, § = Academic Honor Graduate)

 Chase Joseph Aldrich Zachary James Lamprecht
            Coby Dillon Andresen-Ricketts            * § Elly Sophia Larson
Parker James Barnes § Joshua William Luedtke
Jonathan Barraza * Leah Jane Maass
Alyson Paige Bartels Treyvon Jordan Milliken
* Zane Samuel Bennett Christopher James Murren
Abigail Nichole Boesiger Drew Charles Needham
* § Kaitlynn Ann Borchers * Emily Paige Obert
Erica Ann Carnahan Nicholas Edward Oden
Payton Bailey Carstens Braedenn Jeris Olson
Hunter James Celesky Donovan Joseph Perkins
* Lara Jeannette Celesky * § Mattison Vee Pfeiffer
Winston James Cook * § Emily Paige Pokorny
* § Anna Marie Dobesh * Noah Douglas Polacek
Daniel Morgan Dunn Maria Guadalupe Ramirez
* Brooklyn Mary Eckley Cali Rampendahl
* Kylee Seoul Edmonds Hallie Ann Reeves
* Gabrielle Ashton Girmus         * § Jaclyn SuAnn Schnakenberg           
Brett Steven Greenfield Austin Jeffrey Schneider
* § Shelby Lee Griego Claryssa Sydney Sladek
Janisa Kaylyn Gronenthal Darian Lynn Stang
Aaron Michael Hays * § Erin Mary Sutton
Madison Mikayla Healy Jack Thomas Sutton
Karson Jeffrey Hesser Kyla Dine Swanson
Michael Ryan Holmes Kylee Ann Swanson
* § Macy Sue Homes Yordy Emanuel Talavera
Josie Lee Johnson Jordan Joseph Thorson
Sheldon Royce Johnson * § Emma Blakely Thrasher
Caden Wayne Jonas Sydney Marie Vanicek
Karley Ann Kaiser Sergio Venegas
* Abigail Rose Klein * Shawna Kay Walla
Samuel John Kolterman Jacob Issac Weichman
Ivan Jack Krenke Mathew Allen Wolf
Haydin Isaiah Krivanek Kam Zheng
Blake James Lacey  


Senior Plans


Chase Joseph Aldrich is the son of Chad Aldrich and Christina Aldrich. He plans to attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and major in Mechanical Engineering.


Coby Dillon Andresen-Ricketts is the son of Nicholas Ricketts and Crystal Andresen. He plans to attend Southeast Community College-Milford and major in Energy Generation.


Parker James Barnes is the son of Anthony and Stacey Barnes. His college and area of study are undeclared.


Jonathan Barraza is the son of Jose and Lirio Barraza. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha and major in Business.


Alyson Paige Bartels is the daughter of Vicki and Eric Bartels. She plans to attend Southeast Community College-Lincoln and her major is undeclared.


Zane Samuel Bennett is the son of Rod and Tammy Bennett. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Architecture.


Abigail Nichole Boesiger is the daughter of Jose Boesiger and Nichole Boehmer. She plans to attend Wayne State College and major in Pre-Veterinary Science.


Kaitlynn Ann Borchers is the daughter of Joshua and Julie Borchers. She plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in Elementary Education.


Erica Ann Carnahan is the daughter of Stacy and Julie Carnahan. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Animal Science.


Payton Bailey Carstens is the daughter of Dan Carstens and Rebecca Lamprecht-Carstens. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha and major in Creative Writing.


Hunter James Celesky is the son of Mark and Lori Celesky. He plans to attend Northeast Community College and major in Audio Design.


Lara Jeannette Celesky is the daughter of Mark and Lori Celesky. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Music Education.


Winston James Cook is the son of Bryce and Beth Cook. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney and major in Industrial Distribution.


Anna Marie Dobesh is the daughter of Kevin and Bridget Dobesh. She plans to attend the University of Alabama and major in Biology.


Daniel Morgan Dunn is the son of Mike and Cindy Dunn. He plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.


Brooklyn Mary Eckley is the daughter of Jay and Kristi Eckley. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Psychology.


Kylee Seoul Edmonds is the daughter of Jason and Teresa Edmonds. She plans to attend Mount Marty College and major in Business Administration.


Gabrielle Ashton Girmus is the daughter of Liz Girmus and Jason Girmus. She plans to attend Wayne State College. Her major is undeclared.


Brett Steven Greenfield is the son of Steve and Lindsey Greenfield. He plans to attend Wayne State College. His major is undeclared.


Shelby Lee Griego is the daughter of Daniel and Ginger Sloup and Tony and Karen Griego. She plans to attend Susquehanna University and major in Political Science.


Janisa Kaylyn Gronenthal is the daughter of Bradley Gronenthal and Buffy Baker. She plans to attend Wayne State College and double-major in Physical Education and Mathematics.


Aaron Michael Hays is the son of Michael Hays and Beth Vech. He plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.


Madison Mikayla Healy is the daughter of Darold and Angela Foster, Guy Dean and Nikki Coleman. She plans to attend Iowa Western Community College. Her major is undeclared.


Karson Jeffrey Hesser is the son of T.J. and Elke Hesser. He plans to attend Northern State University. His major is undeclared.


Michael Ryan Holmes is the son of David and Karen Holmes. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Forensic Science.


Macy Sue Homes is the daughter of Brian and Kim Homes. She plans to attend College of Saint Mary and major in Biology.


Josie Lee Johnson is the daughter of Roger and Heather Johnson. She plans to attend Bryan College of Health Sciences and major in Nursing.


Sheldon Royce Johnson is the son of Duane and Cheryl Johnson. He plans to attend Metropolitan Community College and major in Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship.


Caden Wayne Jonas is the son of Nathaniel Jonas and Melissa Miller.  He plans to attend Southeast Community College-Milford and major in Diesel Technology.


Karley Ann Kaiser is the daughter of Todd Kaiser and Michelle Kaiser. She plans to attend South Dakota State University and major in Exercise Science.


Abigail Rose Klein is the daughter of Robert and Alison Klein. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Education.


Samuel John Kolterman is the son of John and Darlene Kolterman. He plans to attend Morningside College and major in Education.


Ivan Jack Krenke is the son of Ivan Krenke and Becky Dailey. He plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.


Haydin Isaiah Krivanek is the son of Joshua Krivanek and Amanda Krivanek. His college choice is undeclared. He plans to major in Computer Engineering.


Blake James Lacey is the son of Chuck and Kari Lacey. He plans to attend Briar Cliff University. His major is undeclared.


Zachary James Lamprecht is the son of Maegan Lamprecht. He plans to attend Southeast Community College-Milford and enroll in the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program.


Elly Sophia Larson is the daughter of Daron and Trisha Larson. She plans to attend Wayne State College. Her major is undeclared.


Joshua William Luedtke is the son of Walker and Kristin Luedtke. He plans to attend the University of Iowa and major in Economics.


Leah Jane Maass is the daughter of Bob and Shelley Maass. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Nursing.


Treyvon Jordan Milliken is the son of Keith and Marla Milliken. He plans to attend Northeast Community College and major in Criminal Justice.


Christopher James Murren is the son of John and Jodi Murren. He plans to attend Southeast Community College and major in Exercise Science.


Drew Charles Needham is the son of Chris and Amy Teter. He plans to attend Iowa Western Community College and major in Aviation.


Emily Paige Obert is the daughter of Eric Obert and Rhonda Obert. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Business Administration/Pre-Law.


Nicholas Edward Oden is the son of Stuart and Mary Oden. He plans to attend Wayne State College and major in Business Management.


Braedenn Jeris Olson is the son of Steve and Angela Olson. He plans to enlist in the United States Air Force.


Donovan Joseph Perkins is the son of Dustin and Heather Perkins. His college and area of study are undeclared.


Mattison Vee Pfeiffer is the daughter of Martin and Diana Pfeiffer. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in International Business.


Emily Paige Pokorny is the daughter of Curtis and Melissa Pokorny. She plans to attend Saddleback College (CA) and major in Elementary Education.


Noah Douglas Polacek is the son of Douglas and Dianne Polacek. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha and major in Elementary Education.


Maria Guadalupe Ramirez is the daughter of Efrain Ramirez and Maria Rodriguez. Her college choice is undeclared. She plans to major in Language.


Cali Rampendahl is the niece of Austin and Paige Anderson. She plans to attend Midland University and major in Nursing.


Hallie Ann Reeves is the daughter of Gregg and Lori Reeves. She plans to attend Colby Community College (KS) and major in Veterinary Nursing.


Jaclyn SuAnn Schnakenberg is the daughter of Jamie and Kim Schnakenberg. She plans to attend Nebraska Methodist College and major in Nursing.


Austin Jeffrey Schneider is the son of Jeff and Wendy Schneider. He plans to attend Concordia University and his major is undeclared.


Claryssa Sydney Sladek is the daughter of Ron and Angie Sladek. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Meteorology/Climatology.


Darian Lynn Stang is the daughter of Wayne and LuAnne Stang. She plans to enter the workforce after graduation.


Erin Mary Sutton is the daughter of Mark and Rose Sutton. She plans to attend South Dakota State University and major in Nutrition and Dietetics.


Jack Thomas Sutton is the son of John and Colleen Sutton. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney and major in Industrial Distribution.


Kyla Dine Swanson is the daughter of Kyle and Alane Swanson. She plans to attend the University of Illinois and major in Business Economics.


Kylee Ann Swanson is the daughter of Todd and Marcy Swanson. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Biology.


Yordy Emanuel Talavera is the nephew of Antonio Ramos. He plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in International Business.


Jordan Joseph Thorson is the son of Rod and Shelli Thorson. He plans to enlist in the United States Air Force.


Emma Blakely Thrasher is the daughter of Kevin and Kim Thrasher. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Animal Science.


Sydney Marie Vanicek is the daughter of Jerome Vanicek and Missy Pruss. She plans to attend Concordia University and major in Education.


Sergio Venegas is the son of Sergio and Norma Venegas. His college and area of study are undeclared.


Shawna Kay Walla is the daughter of Wayne and Lisa Walla. She plans to attend Bryan College of Health Sciences and major in Nursing.


Jacob Issac Weichman is the son of Cara Weichman. He plans to enter the workforce after graduation.


Mathew Allen Wolf is the son of Larry Wolf and Phyllis Wolf. He plans to attend Northeast Community College. His major is undeclared.


Kam Zheng is the son of Guo Zheng and Yi Meng Lin. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Business Management.

Back in the Day

 

 

Congratulations WHS Class of 2019

Kim Thrasher

May 08, 2019

Thank you for the walk down memory lane, and thank you to all of you that help to guide this class from the very beginning!