GHS Class of 2008 graduates

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Geneseo seniors gather for a photo near the high school sign prior to graduation on May 25. Pictured are, clockwise from left: Sara Tertipes, April Mattan, Josh Seeley, Kyle Voltz, Jamie Kennett, Stephanie Kane,?Holly Brookens, Amanda File, Janelle Olson, Kelsey Schraeder, Stephanie Budde and Summer Burbridge.

Members of the Geneseo High School Class of 2008 received their diplomas in a graduation ceremony on the high-school football field May 25.

Geneseo’s Class of 2008 “is a high-achieveing group” said school principal Mike Haugse.

“They’re a very bright, tight-knit group. They’re very supportive of each other, and you always see large groups of them at every event — basketball, tennis, soccer,” he added.

Haugse said the Class of 2008 was a class that “led by example.”

“There weren’t a lot of real outspoken ‘follow me’ types, they were more of the ‘This is what we do, and this is how we do it’ types,” he said. “It was a class that treated each other with respect, and they treated the underclassmen with respect.

“As far as academics were concerned, this class had high ACT scores and a lot of them challenged themselves by taking AP courses and rigorous class schedules. There were also a large number of the students in National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society,” he added.

Outside of the classroom, the Class of 2008 continues to lead the way. “They defended the NCIC All-Sports trophy again this year, and we earned the most regional championships we’ve ever had in a single year,”?he said.

The top five students in the Geneseo High School Class of 2008 include, from left: Anna Wells, Jacob Wyffels, Lauren Woodworth, Danny Curnyn and Laura Peterson.