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Graduation special section: Owen-Withee High School

1:15 PM, May 21, 2013  |  Comments
Aleyna Goerlitz
Aleyna Goerlitz
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Graduation ceremonies for Owen-Withee's class of 2013 will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, in the high school gym. Senior class officers are President Sam Maki; Vice President Aleyna Goerlitz; Secretary Zach Cwikla; and Treasurer Emily Heggemeier. Advisers for the class are Travis Engel, Barb Finkelson, Sally Martine, Mary Meyer and Gloria Sopiarz. The seniors picked the red rose as their flower and "Hall of Fame" by The Script as the class song. "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun" is the motto for the class of 2013.

Aleyna Goerlitz is the valedictorian for the class of 2013. She is the daughter of Al and Peggy Goerlitz. During high school, Aleyna participated in volleyball, basketball, track, band, choir, drama, National Honor Society, O-W Club, FFA, FCA, Student Council and the Mentoring Program. She won All-Conference honors in volleyball, basketball, track and band; and was a state participant in volleyball, basketball, track and band solo/ensemble. She will attend University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and eventually obtain a doctorate in physical therapy.

The salutatorian for the class of 2013 is Emily Gokey, the daughter of Brad and Jean Gokey. She has been active in FFA, National Honor Society, FCA, FBLA, band, drama, cross country, track, basketball, O-W Club and the Mentoring Program. Emily also participated in piano and many church and community activities. She received All-Conference honors in band and was a state participant in theater, band and basketball. Emily served as a class officer and president of FFA. She plans on attending UW-Eau Claire to obtain a degree in social work.

In addition to Aleyna and Emily, other members of the class of 2013 graduating Magna Cum Laude (3.5 GPA and above) are Kenadi Batchelor, Emily Heggemeier, Jessica Hurlebaus, Megan Kelsey, Sam Maki, Robin McDonnell, Haley Ovyn, Laura Sybers, and Lindsey Zimmer. Graduating Cum Laude (3.25 to 3.49 GPA) are Hunter Halida, Jimmy Ingold, Kordell Kaduce, Tori Leszewski, Charlie Pogodzinski, and Julia Schmelzer.

The graduates are:

Kenadi Batchelor, Dustin Bogseth, Kyle Borslien, Katelyn Bower, Jesse Cheever, Kennedy Cook, Zachary Cwikla, Joseph DeLuca, Dalton Earnest, Derek Englebretson,Jesse Faude, Aleyna Goerlitz, Emily Gokey, Deisy Karina Gonzalez Herrera, Hunter Halida, Emily Heggemeier, Kyle Henke, Jessica Hurlebaus, James Ingold, Kordell Kaduce, Megan Kelsey, Nadia Kindler-Bishop, Whitney Lampe, Tori Leszewski, Reyes Fabian Lopez Rosales, Samuel Maki, Dillon Matkovich, Robin McDonnell, Haley Ovyn, Stephanie Petersen, Charles Pogodzinski, Benjamin Purgett, Bryce Purgett, Julia Schmelzer, Thomas Schuh II, Trista Shoemaker, Brygit Smith, Laura Sybers, Devin Szpara, Jared Volk and Lindsey Zimmer.

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