Jeffery Jones, Mercedes Love, and Brittany Love, three graduates of the Kansas Online Learning Program sponsored by USD 397, walked across the stage Sunday at Centre High School to receive high school diplomas with the 13 CHS graduates. Seven other online students also received diplomas.
Among the graduates were Max Kemble, son of Superintendent Jerri Kemble, and Shane Methvin, son of board of education president Brent Methvin.
Shane Methvin gave a brief commencement address directed at his classmates.
“All of us will continue to learn, whether we go on to college or join the work force,” he told them.
He said hard work is a key principle of a successful life along with an attitude of thankfulness.
“We should always walk knowing we will need help along the way,” he said.
Senior Dani Spohn compiled and directed a slide show of a tribute to the Class of 2012.
Methvin, Theo Kassebaum, and Trevor Hageberg received scholarship trophies. Kassebaum graduated with highest honors for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school.
Of the 16 seniors who attended commencement exercises, six are planning to attend a four-year college, five a vocational-technical school, and two a community college. Three will enter the working world, and two of them plan to pursue further education later.