School board approves Chariton High School Class of 2019

The Chariton High School seniors did their annual graduation walk through of Columbus Elementary School (grades K-2) in their caps and gowns on Tuesday morning where they walked through the halls and shook hands with students and gave them high fives occasionally as well. The seniors also walked through Van Allen Elementary (grades 3-5) in their caps and gowns as well.

At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton Community School Board approved the graduates for the Chariton High School Class of 2019 who have met all the graduation requirements as set by the Board of Education.

There was a list of 94 graduates for the Class of 2019 in the board packet for the meeting.

CHS Principal Tracy Hall said that he wasn’t sure if all 94 seniors listed will graduate but that he will find out for sure on Thursday.

Board member Todd Jensen moved to approve the graduates for the Class of 2019, which was approved unanimously. Board President Dusty Cain congratulated all the graduates from the Class of 2019.

The CHS Commencement ceremony is this Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. in the CHS gymnasium. The board and Superintendent Larry Achenbach discussed the Commencement ceremony format and decided on who would be doing the opening welcome and closing.

The board and superintendent are to meet in the high school office by 2:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Board Vice President Kellie Gookin said that she would hand out diplomas at Commencement and someone will help get the diplomas out of the box.

Gookin also volunteered to do the opening welcome at graduation and board member Sarah Willis will give the closing. It was stated that enough flowers were ordered for everyone to wear as well.

Read the May 16, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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