Jamestown C-I Graduation held Friday

Proudly posing as new graduates following the Jamestown C-I Commencement Friday, from left, are Isaac Duncan, Kellan Flippin, Phillip Marshall, Andrew Hardwick, Matt Hendrickson and Josh Clevenger.

Proudly posing as new graduates following the Jamestown C-I Commencement Friday, from left, are Isaac Duncan, Kellan Flippin, Phillip Marshall, Andrew Hardwick, Matt Hendrickson and Josh Clevenger. Photo by April Arnett.

A total of six seniors were presented diplomas at the Jamestown C-I 2013 Graduation ceremony Friday night in the school gymnasium.

Special music, "Inscription of Hope," was presented by the Jamestown High School Choir. Principal Matt McDannold presented the Class of 2013 Salutatorian Andrew Hardwick, and Valedictorian Isaac Duncan, who each said a few words.

Hardwick encouraged students at Jamestown C-I to be involved in activities, while Duncan encouraged them to "stay in school, do your homework and listen to your teachers, because what you do here will affect the rest of your lives."

Guest speaker Mark Flippin said, "I've coached these guys for 12 years, since t-ball. Summer rec. was a really positive experience and I'm honored to be here."

Flippin offered the graduating seniors a list of 15 life lessons that he said he's given to his own boys. In closing, he said, "I wish each of you safety, health, peace, protection, joy and love...and I love you guys. Be blessed."

Jamestown C-I Board President Walt Imhoff presented certificates of graduation to each member of the eighth grade class.

McDannold recognized the NHS members of the graduating class, Duncan and Matt Hendrickson. Counselor Brenda Selby presented awards and scholarships to the seniors.

Superintendent Jim Deeken, who announced his retirement this school year, spoke about other faculty members who are also retiring, then recognized the senior graduates.

Before awarding diplomas to each of the six graduates, Imhoff thanked Deeken for his 13 years of service.

Following the viewing of the senior class memories video, the graduates gathered outside for their final pictures at Jamestown C-I, and for the tradition tossing of caps.

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