In 1996 the world was thrilled by the Nintendo 64, and shocked by the world’s fi rst cloned animal: Dolly the sheep. But they were not nearly as enthralled by these things as the group of 23 students that made their very fi rst, and very tiny footsteps into their kindergarten classes that year was with their new adventure. Starting from day one, these students became one of the most close–knit groups of students to ever pass through Bancroft-Rosalie. They’ve worked hard and have made millions of memories and shared tons of laughs along the way. From dancing the night away, to cheering on classmates at all the games, and working late shifts at the concession stands, it’s no wonder these 13 years spent together have gone by so fast. Now all that’s left is graduation. On May 15th, 2009, they will fi nd themselves waving goodbye to
Bancroft-Rosalie and embracing the many years they have to come as they spread their wings and take on the world as col-lege-bound adults.
Many tears will be shed as they go their separate ways, and say goodbye to their classmates, families, and this great school that they have known and loved for so many years.
Com-mencement exercises will begin at 6:30 in the Bancroft Gym. Class colors are light blue and navy blue, class fl ower is a rainbow rose, class motto is “We’ll fi nd a way, or we’ll make one!” And their class song is by their very own, Elley Smith, entitled “Turn Back Time.” Shelby Beaudette will give this year’s valedictorian speech and Derek Muller will give the salutatorian speech.
For one last chance to make memories together, the seniors took a sneak trip to Kansas City on May 8, and returned May 9th. They stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge and spent the whole
day Saturday experiencing the thrills of Worlds of Fun. The Baccalaureate ceremony was held on May 11th, at 7 p.m.
For the class of 2009-- may you always remember the good times you shared with friends, faculty, and fellow class-mates. As you carry on with the remainder of your lives, may you never forget your time at B-R, or everyone who helped make you who you are now. Good luck with the rest of your lives, and hopefully you fi nd everything that you are looking for. As you step into your new lives, remember this quote: “The future lies before you like a fi eld of driven snow, be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”
May 14, 2009
Class of 2009
ColeShelby Rae Beaudette,
daughter of Kenneth “Bullet” and Lisa Beaudette, will attend Morningside College, majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.
Andrew Dylan Bonneau, son of Darin and Marsha Bonneau, will attend Johnson County Community College-National Academy of
Railroad Science, majoring in Railroad Sciences.
Brittany Rachelle Buck, daughter of James Buck and Terri Buck, will attend St. Luke’s College, majoring in Nursing.
Britanny Rae Cole, daughter of Jennifer Cole, will attend The University of Nebraska-Omaha, majoring in Elementary Education.
Anthony Douglas Edwards, son of Douglas and Nancy Edwards, will attend Southeast Community College at Milford , majoring in Computer Programming and Business.
Alisa Renee Elsasser, daughter of Gaylin and Colleen Elsasser, will attend Southeast Community College in Lincoln, majoring in Animal Science.
Class of 2009
LarsenReece Doyle French, son of
Tim and Cindy French, will attend Southeast Community College in Milford, majoring in Electrical Technology.
Jena Renee Fuller, daughter of James and Lisa Fuller, will attend Briar Cliff University, majoring in Social Work.
Paige Marrie Goeken, daughter of Todd and Michelle Gatzemeyer, will attend theThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
Mikal Noah Hawk, son of Bill and Glenda Hawk, will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Pre-Med.
Cody LeRoy Irwin, son of Brad and Mashelle Irwin, will attend
Northeast Community College, majoring in Diesel Technology.
Stephanie Isabella Larsen, daughter of Jeff and Carol Larsen, will attend The University of Nebraska Omaha, majoring in Psychology.
PetersonCody Antone Maslonka,
son of Ursula Maslonka and Lee J. Maslonka, will attend Western Iowa Tech, majoring in Police Science.
Stuart Allan Mohl, son of Richard and Jami Mohl, will attend Wayne State College, majoring in Construction Management
Jesse James Monroe, son of Daryl and Tammy Monroe, will attend Northeast Community College, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
Derek Johnathan Muller, son of Chuck and Teresa Muller, will attend the University of Nebraska Lincoln, majoring in Industrial Engineering.
Daniel James Niemeyer, son of Dan and Karla Niemeyer, will attend Northeast Community College, majoring in Automotive Technology.
Tiffany Ann Peterson, daughter of Steven and Deanna Peterson, will attend Northeast Community College, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
Class of 2009
StansberryBlake Asher Reil, son of
Doug and Kellie Reil, will attend Hastings College, majoring in Education.
Noel Lynne Ruge, daughter of Tim and Melissa Ruge, will attend Southeast Community College- Lincoln, majoring in Surgical Technology.
Alex Martin Samuels, son of Chris and Deb Samuels, will attend Northeast Community College, majoring in Animal Science.
Elley Manabu Smith, son of Lee and Angie Smith, will attend Northeast Community College, majoring in Utility line.
Ryan Michael Stansberry, son of Eddie and Regina Stansberry, will attend
Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, majoring in Computer Programming.