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Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:56 PM

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KALIDA — Kalida High School will hold graduation for 51 seniors at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school gymnasium.

Commencement speakers include Class President and Co-Valedictorian Kaylynn Verhoff, Salutatorian Casey Unverferth and Co-Valedictorians Andrea Bellmann, Amy Smith, Richard Langhals, Eric Warnecke and Carrie Gerding.

Verhoff is the daughter of Ted and Cheryl Verhoff. She was active in soccer, softball, National Honor Society, Academic Club, Cats Who Care, Foreign Language Club, basketball and Robotics Club and was an office aide.

She plans to attend The Ohio State University, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Unverferth is the daughter of Dave and Becky Unverferth. She was active in cheerleading, marching band, National Honor Society, Student Council and Cats Who Care and was a tutor.

She plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in secondary language arts education.

Bellmann is the daughter of Ken Bellmann and Marcia Vennekotter. She was active in National Honor Society, Cats Who Care, volleyball, cheerleading, softball, marching band and school musical and was an elementary classroom aide.

She plans to attend the University of Findlay to earn a master’s in occupational therapy.

Smith is the daughter of Steve and Mary Smith. She was active in basketball, volleyball, softball, marching band, Student Council (secretary), National Honor Society (vice president), Foreign Language Club (vice president), Prom Committee, Cats Who Care and school musical and was on the Blood Mobile Committee, a homecoming attendant, class secretary and elementary and junior high tutor.

She plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in speech pathology.

Langhals is the son of Theo and Pamela Langhals. He was active in National Honor Society, basketball, baseball, Foreign Language Club and Student Council.

He plans to attend The Ohio State University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Warnecke is the son of David and Brenda Warnecke. He was active in National Honor Society, Foreign Language Club, Academic Club, Putnam County Art Show, St. Michael’s Catholic Church Youth Group, cross country, CYO basketball, Putnam County Youth Advisory Board and Bluffton University Annual Math Competition. He was also class treasurer and a Mass server at St. Michael’s.

He plans to attend Wright State University, majoring in electrical engineering.

Gerding is the daughter of Mark and Mary Gerding. She was active in volleyball, band, National Honor Society, Student Council, Cats Who Care, the school musical, Academic Club and on the Bloodmobile Committee.

She plans to attend The Ohio State University, majoring in computer engineering.

The class song is “For Always and Forever” by Every Avenue; class flower is the amaryllis; class color is dark red; and the class motto is: “We live for the days we’ll never forget with the friends we’ll always remember.”

Honor students are: Andrea Bellmann, Damon Birkemeier, Jessica Doepker, Ryan Erhart, Carrie Gerding, Adam Knueve, Richard Langhals, Emily Schnipke, Amy Smith, Casey Unverferth, Julia Vandemark, Kaylyn Verhoff, Eric Warnecke and Jordan Wurth.

The Kalida High School class of 2013 includes: Taylor A. Aguirre, Skylar R. Basinger, Andrea E. Bellmann, Leah A. Berheide, Damon A. Birkemeier, Benjamin J. Cleemput, Bailey D. Dangler, Jessica Doepker, Anthony J. Dunn, Sean M. Ellerbrock, Ryan G. Erhart, Carrie M. Gerding, Summer N. Holtkamp, Kristi S. Honigfort, Austin R. Horstman, Abby J. Hosler, Rob J. Kleman, Adam G. Knueve, Ryan J. Korte, Kyle J. Landin, Richard F. Langhals, Andrew C. Lause, Phillip R. Loveland, Cody M. Mathew, Emily M. Melroy, Alyssa R. Odenweller, Rafaela Marone Esteves Pereira, Neil M. Recker, Dustin R. Rosselit, Katie M. Schmitz, Emily K. Schnipke, Kendra N. Schroeder, Shelby L. Schroeder, Kayla N. Siefker, Amy M. Smith, Joshua D. Smith, Alexander J. Snavely, Ben R. Stechschulte, Anthony D. Swift, Casey L. Unverferth, Julia M. Vandemark, Kaylyn M. Verhoff, Shelly R. Verhoff, Abigail M. Vorst, Kyle C. Vorst, Eric D. Warnecke, Jacob A. Warnimont, Aric T. Webken, Danae N. Webken, Jordan M. Wurth and Joel C. Zeller.

Last Updated on Monday, May 20, 2013 12:02 AM

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