CREEDE— Family and friends gathered at the Creede School on Friday, May 24 to celebrate the Class of 2019 just before the busy weekend in Creede. Those gathered took a moment to honor the 11 graduates and help them celebrate as they took their first steps towards their future.
Friday’s keynote address was given by retired superintendent Buck Stroh, followed by Valedictorian Casper Freedle’s speech to his classmates. The class song, “Life is a Highway” led the students in the recessional at the end of the ceremony.
Class of 2019
Isabelle Freedle’s favorite memory of her time at Creede School was the class trip to Washington, D.C. and is working to become a veterinary technician at Colorado Mountain College. She is thankful for the great teachers at the school.
Brooke Gammil is planning on attending the University of Northern Colorado to earn her degree as a registered nurse. Gammil’s favorite memory during her time at the school was going to regionals with the Creede volleyball team. She is thankful for the school as a whole and the people who helped shape her to become the person she is today.
Triston Johnson also considers the trip to Washington, D.C. as one of his favorite memories from his time at the school and is looking forward to earning a degree in welding, as well as one in engineering and science. Johnson is thankful to the school for allowing him the chance to use new machines and programs like the Career and Technical Education class. He also is thankful for family and friends.
Jennyfer Kemper loved her chance to visit Washington D.C. during her junior year and will be attending Graceland University to study pre-med. She is thankful for the school for helping her start off on the right path and having the chance to grow up in such a great community.
Zoe Midgett’s favorite memory is getting the chance to spend everyday with friends that helped to create all of her good memories. She will be attending Adams State University to study elementary education and is thankful for all of the opportunities that Creede made available to her.
Lane Sanderson has a special place in his heart for the memories he created playing basketball with his favorite team in Creede. He plans to attend a trade school for auto mechanics and welding. He is thankful for being able to take several classes in order to catch up and graduate with his class.
Cody Follman enjoyed making memories in his geography class with teacher Teresa Wall and is looking forward to joining the military in the fall. He is thankful for the Career and Technical Education classes offered at the school.
Casper Freedle has fond memories of going to the state basketball and track meets throughout his years at the school. He will be attending the University of New Mexico to earn his degree in architectural engineering and design. He is thankful for all of his teachers and their support.
Colter Simon’s favorite memories were made during the 2017-18 basketball season and his senior year as a basketball player. He plans to attend Peru State in Nebraska for a degree in business. He is thankful for the school for helping him become who he is today and shaping his character.
Savannah Wilson will be attending the University of Northern Colorado and her favorite memory was having the chance to visit Washington, D.C. She is thankful for the teachers and their dedication to her education.
Kendra Young is planning to attend at either Otero Junior College or Mesa State University to study graphic design. Her favorite memory was getting to go to Washington, D.C. and spend time hanging out with her classmates. She is thankful for the quality education offered at Creede School.