The man known to Custer High School (CHS) seniors as “Captain Encourager” will be one of the speakers for the CHS commencement exercises Saturday afternoon at the Armory.
Mike Pahl, former Custer Elementary counselor, will share speaking duties with CHS librarian and student council advisor Sandy Arseneault.
CHS will graduate 54 seniors and 50 of them will walk across the stage to be handed their diplomas. Graduation exercises are set for 2 p.m.
Student speakers include Grace Lewis and Nathaniel Steele who are tied for the title of valedictorian and will serve as co-valedictorians.
Each senior has been issued five tickets for first-come, first-served seating located on the armory floor. The tickets were mailed to the student’s main household address. No duplicate tickets will be issued. Those not having one of these tickets must sit in the bleachers.
Junior class ushers will be Mallory Delmont, Austin Eggers, Kelsey Herman, AJ Kortemeyer and Hope Tietsort.
Officers for the Class of 2019 are Dakota Prior, president; Levi Mines, vice-president; Wyatt Hudson, secretary; and Mary Dawkins, representative.
The class motto is “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” and the class song is “Sweet Victory” by David Glen Eisley. The sunflower is the class flower and the class colors are purple, gold and black.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on Custer Cable Channel 90.