Class of 2022 Graduation
Fremont, Neb. – (May 17, 2022) Fremont Public Schools would like to congratulate the graduating senior class of 2022! 324 students from Fremont High School graduated on Sunday, May 15. The ceremony was opened with a welcome from senior Carter Waters. During his welcome Waters acknowledged the challenges the class of 2022 have endured – the flood of 2019 and the pandemic the past two school years.
218 students were honored for their accomplishments including department honors, cum laude and cum laude with high distinction. Mackenzie Kirby was recognized for being awarded as a National Merit Scholar – one of 2,500 scholars out of 15,000 finalists from across the country.
Macy Bryant, Francisco Garcia, Jr. and Taylor McCabe challenged their classmates to continue to learn, honor the adults in their lives that have made them successful and never forget where they came from. All of them thanked their parents and teachers for their support over the years.
Superintendent of Schools, Mark Shepard recognized the individuals from the Class of 2022 who have made the commitment to serve their country in the armed services. The audience responded with a resounding standing ovation.
Shepard also recognized the many accomplishments of the Class of 2022, “over the past four years, the class of 2022 have been part of more State Championships and Runner-ups than any other class in our recent history.” Elli Dahl and Taylor McCabe were recognized for being named Nebraska Gatorade Players of the Year in cross country (Dahl) and girls basketball (McCabe).
Several special honors were recognized during the ceremony.
- Honor Key Award – Taylor McCabe
- Best All-Around Student – Macy Bryant
- Best All-Around Student – Hailey Newill
- Best Citizen – Carter Waters
- Best Citizen – Mallory Schleicher
- Best Citizen – Brady Millard
Board of Education President, Sandi Proskovec challenged the graduates to continue to give back. “You have endured much, these experiences have strengthened you and provided you with resilience – a trait that will serve you well in your future endeavors.”
Elli Dahl closed the ceremony by sharing her thankfulness for FPS and reminding her classmates of some of the memorable moments of their careers. “It is now time to move forward and create new memories. It is time to take the next step and not just dip our toes outside of our parents’ safety blankets but leap into the waters and ride the waves that are before us,” she concluded.
The event was presided over by Myron Sikora, the FHS Principal. “The Class of 2022 has been a fantastic senior class! They’ve overcome many obstacles and put in the hard work that has led them to many successes! The future is bright for this class; there are many opportunities available to them, and I know they will go after them.”
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