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Graduation still moving forward for 2020 seniors


by Trinity Gruenberg

The Bertha-Hewitt School is planning for graduation to be held on May 22. Superintendent Eric Koep shared they will have to wait and see what the governor decides regarding the stay at home order. They are currently planning to hold graduation in the 2000 parking lot at 6 p.m. Graduates will be allowed six immediate family members and an additional parking pass for other guests who will need to stay in their vehicle. The ceremony will also be live streamed on Facebook and on the school website. “This is not the most ideal plan, but we are doing want we can to make the best out of this situation,” said Koep. If you have any questions, call the school at 218-924-2500.


by Karin L. Nauber

Browerville high school seniors will be donning their graduation caps, tassels and robes, but it won’t be in the typical place. Instead of in the high school gymnasium, the ceremony will take place at the elementary school bus turn around. Instead of an auditorium packed with family, friends and other well-wishers, the audience will be limited to the graduates, parents of the graduates (maximum of four) and staff. The ceremony will take place on May 17 at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Superintendent Scott Vedbraaten, Principal Patrick Sutlief and School Board Chairman Robert Bryniarski. Student speakers will be: Elena Uhlenkamp, Jillian Cuchna, Lauren Stormoen and Nye Becker. Parking will be in the high school parking lot as Sixth Street will be closed. This is the lot located below the front entrance of the school. According to Vedbraaten, “The pool parking lot is currently a construction zone so no parking will be allowed there.” Gowns and caps will be handed out according to mailed times. Vedbraaten encourages people to call the school if they have questions. The telephone number is: 320-594-2272.

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