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Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Green Mountain-Garwin hold Commencement

G-R’s Paul Brockett recognized by Gov. Reynolds for Academic Excellence

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School Class of 2022. –Photo courtesy of Corissa Snider
The GMG Senior Class of 2022 celebrated their May 15 graduation with the traditional tossing of the caps. The jubilant Seniors are pictured with the airborne caps. –Photo by Margaret Thomsen
G-R 2022 graduate Mahayla Olson (left) hugging her dad, John Olson. –Photo courtesy of Corissa Snider
Graduation speaker Katie Clark speaks to her fellow graduating seniors during Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School’s Commencement on Sunday, May 15. –Photo courtesy of Corissa Snider
The top 10 percent of Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Class of 2022 – from left to right, Drake Blakesley, Paul Brockett, Brandon Strohbehn – is recognized during Commencement on Sunday, May 15. –Photo courtesy of Corissa Snider
Graduation speaker Emma Fleshner speaks to her fellow graduating seniors during Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School’s Commencement on Sunday, May 15. –Photo courtesy of Corissa Snider
G-R High School Choir singing "Be the Change" –Photo courtesy of Corissa Snider
GMG Principal Jaimie Gargas announced top Scholastic honors during Commencement on May 15. Abe Dieleman (left) was named Salutatorian and Chloe Wickam (right) received Valedictorian honors. Their parents are Doug and Melissa Dieleman, and Patty Wickam, respectively. Photo by Margaret Thomsen

Both the Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Green Mountain-Garwin high schools held Commencement for the Class of 2022 this past Sunday, May 15, in their respective gymnasiums.

A separate story by Margaret Thomsen detailing GMG’s ceremony will be featured in next week’s edition of the Sun Courier.

G-R’s Commencement began at 2:00 p.m. with the Processional of the graduates.

Both the high school band and choir gave performances during the ceremony including the choir piece “Be the Change” by Jacob Narverud and the band piece, the ever classic “Hooked on a Feeling.”

Graduation speakers included G-R Seniors Katie Clark and Emma Fleshner.

The top 10 percent of every G-R graduating class is recognized during Commencement. This year’s honorees included Paul Brockett, Drake Blakesley, and Brandon Strohbehn.

Brockett was also recognized by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 20th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony which was held on May 1, 2022, at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. Each high school was invited to select a senior student with the highest academic ranking, based on grade point average for their first seven semesters.

The G-R Class of 2022 Motto was “One step at a time, but always forward.”

Following the ceremony, the district wished the 33 seniors of the G-R Class of 2022 all the best by posting: “We can’t wait to see all the GReat things you will accomplish!” The Sun Courier agrees! Congratulations!