WEBSTER CITY - One-hundred twenty-five Webster City High School seniors received diplomas in commencement ceremonies held Sunday afternoon at Jefferson Gym, Webster City.
Kathleen Moriarty, senior class president, welcomed those in attendance and congratulated her classmates. Caitlin Peterson and Zachary Sjoberg were the speakers for the day. Both shared memories of their school days and challenged their fellow graduates to follow their dreams while remembering the times spent together as friends and classmates. Peterson urged the freshman class to set their sights on the future and to begin to prepare now.
Vocal music instructor Denis Greenfield led the Purple and Gold Singers in two musical numbers, and Roger Steig, instrumental music instructor, led the concert band in the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" as the students entered the gym.
Larry Hunt, principal, announced the students' names as Pam Hayes, school board president, presented the diplomas. Hunt also stepped forward to award his daughter, Erin, her diploma.
Five students from Hamilton High School, Webster City's alternative school, also received diplomas.
The class placed a white rose on the stage in memory of classmate Richard Glen Goettsch, who was killed in an auto accident in Dec. 10, 2007.
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