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Paynesville Press - June 1, 2005

PAHS class of 2005 graduates

By Michael Jacobson

Ninety-six seniors of the Class of 2005 graduated from Paynesville Area High School on Sunday afternoon. They received their diplomas at the annual ceremony in the high school gymnasium.

Along with the presentation of diplomas, the ceremony included the announcement of scholarships, addresses by seniors Heather Albrecht and Kimberly Hess, and performances by the band and senior choir students.

graduation diploma The Class of 2005 has 37 honor students who graduated wearing gold cords on Sunday.

School board chairman Allen Schmidt smiles with fatherly pride after handing a diploma to his daughter Sarah Schmidt on Sunday afternoon.

Graduating Summa Cum Laude (grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 and above) were: Heather Albrecht, Kimberly Hess, Lisa Lenzmeier, Kayla Mackedanz, Michael Mueller, Ashley Spanier, and Phoebe Wellens.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude (GPA between 3.5 and 3.8) are: Amber Chevalier, Kayla Dingmann, Matthew Fuchs, Brittany Lieser, Stephanie Louis, Jack Mueller, Katie Nelson, Sarah Schmidt, and Rachael Wendlandt.

hug Graduating with Cum Laude honors (GPA between 3.0 and 3.5) are: Christopher Beier, Joshua Binsfeld, Justin Butkofski, Troy Gerding, Theresa Hedeen, Katie Holtzclaw, Stephanie Hormann, Kendra Johnson, Joan Keller, Amanda Kern, Casey Kussatz, Jeremy Lieser, Abby Lindeman, Erin Loesch, Michelle Magedanz, Matthew Mehr, Michelle Monson, Gregory Person, Kristi Utsch, Jason Wendroth, and Carrie Zirbes.

Senior Ashley Spanier hugs a classmate after receiving their diplomas from Paynesville Area High School on Sunday.

Students belonging to the National Honor Society - recognizing them for their character, leadership, scholastic ability, and service - are: Amber Chevalier, Matthew Fuchs, Kimberly Hess, Katie Holtzclaw, Kendra Johnson, Amanda Kern, Lisa Lenzmeier, Brittany Lieser, Erin Loesch, Stephanie Louis, Kayla Mackedanz, Michelle Magedanz, Matthew Mehr, Michelle Monson, Jack Mueller, Michael Mueller, Katie Nelson, Sarah Schmidt, Ashley Spanier, and Rachael Wendlandt.

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