The Spencer School District class of 2013 commencement program was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
The welcome was given by Paige Johnson. Other speakers were Morgan Elsinger, Abigail Krause and Amanda Seefeldt, followed by the graduation song, "Defying Gravity" from "WICKED," and the senior class video.
Principal Jerry Zanotelli presented the class, and Superintendent Mike Endreas handed out the diplomas.
Katrina Eisfeldt, counselor, gave the signal to turn the tassels.
The class motto is "Don't deny the past, don't fear the future, just live today." The class flower is the red and white Ranunculus, and the class colors are red and white. The class song is "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts.
Class officers are Alicia Endreas, president; Melissa Tomke, vice president; Dallis Giller, secretary; and Samantha Nikolay, treasurer. Class advisers are Kristin Lohrentz, Diane Veale and Randy Veale.
The honor graduates include Amanda Seefeldt, valedictorian, daughter of Mark and Vicky Seefeldt; Abigail Krause, salutatorian, daughter of Wilbur and Annette Krause. Rounding out the Top 10 percent of the graduating class are Morgan Elsinger, daughter of Craig and Carmin Elsinger; Paige Johnson, daughter of Jesse and Carlyn Johnson; and Samantha Nikolay, daughter of Jeff and Holly Weyer.
Seefeldt plans to attend University of Wisconsin-Superior in the fall and double major in music education and mathematics.
Krause plans to attend UW-Stout, Menomonie. She is undecided in her major.
Elsinger plans to attend UW-River Falls, majoring in animal science. She hopes to attend a college of veterinary medicine in the future and become a small-animal veterinarian.
Johnson hopes to graduate from college, then secure a job. She also would like to start a coaching career at the youth hockey level.
Nikolay will attend UW-Eau Claire in the fall, majoring in research psychology.
The graduates are:
Eathen Aden, Kailyn Anderson, Kyle Andreae, Robin Bauer, Joshua Cherek, Kayla Czappa, Claire Drews, Alexanderia Duerr, Morgan Elsinger, Alicia Endreas, Dakota Endries, Alayna Fredrickson, Kari Geldernick, Dallis Giller, Justin Hahn, Tyler Halida, Jalen Hanson, Daniel Herder, Natasha Hetzel, Kayne Hoeldke, Paige Johnson, Chelsea Judnic, Mareile Klose, Landon Komis.
Abigail Krause, Christopher Larsen, Tara Matter, Sydney Mayer, Stephen McKee, Kaleb Miller, Austin Mueller, Justin Mueller, Lance Neumann, Rudy Nieman, Samantha Nikolay, Kendra O'Dell, Erica Oldenberg, Christopher Redcay, Jessica Reise, Tara Ress, Kerly Schauer, Brandon Schug, Nicholas Seefeld, Amanda Seefeldt, Tia Smale, Ryan Stange, Tyler Stefson, Stephanie Stoss, Melissa Tomke, Sabrina Weigel, Brady Zais and Ashley Zenner.