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About 300 students graduate from Alexandria Area High School

The commencement ceremony was held on Friday, June 3, 2022

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Alexandria Area High School principal Chad Duwenhoegger congratulates senior Emma Olson during the commencement ceremony at the school Friday evening.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press
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Almost 300 students graduated from Alexandria Area High School at a ceremony at the high school gymnasium on Friday, June 3. The commencement ceremony started at 5:30 p.m. and was also available to watch through live streaming in the school’s Performing Arts Center or online through the school’s website.

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Seniors at Alexandria Area High School listen to a speaker during the school's commencement ceremony Friday evening.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

Student speakers included Morgan Wittkowski and Sidney Johnson. Music was provided by the AAHS Concert Choir and Olivia Brault, Anna Melby, Isaac Baldry, Grace Hedstrom, Ilana Jensen, Matt Wieberdink and Brady Burss. Eric Hartmann gave the commencement address.

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Alexandria Area High School graduates, left to right, Sam Peterson, Taeren Peterson, Ryan Meuwissen and Colin Reilly check out the 3D photos of themselves in their new yearbooks after the graduation ceremony Friday.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

After the ceremony, students made their way to Discovery Middle School, where they began a car procession to the Runestone Community Center for their senior graduation party.

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The graduation ceremony for the Alexandria Area High School's Class of 2022 was held at the school on Friday evening.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

Lowell Anderson has been a photographer and writer at the Echo Press since 1998.
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