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Elk Point families, community celebrate FGM’s Class of 2020

Graduating class of 2020 celebrated at special event

ELK POINT - While this year’s official graduation ceremonies have been postponed indefinitely by the COVID-19 pandemic, families of 23 of F.G. Miller High School’s 31 grads were joined by community partners to celebrate their achievements, with the remaining grads opting to wait for the official event. 

After posing for the traditional group picture and gathering up the personalized signs that graced the school lawn, participating grads and their families were welcomed by Elk Point Cornerstone Co-op manager Nathan Parsons to the Iron Horse Trail staging area, where his staff had turned the gazebo into a balloon arch and the Elk Point TrailRiders’ cabin’s deck made into an impromptu stage.  

Families gathered in marked, socially distanced groups, many sporting the signs donated by the Town of Elk Point, County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS and Elk Point and District Chamber of Commerce, to enjoy the hour-long program. The event featured O Canada by grad mom Brianne Greening and presentation of caps and scrolls by RCMP Sgt. David Henry to grads escorted to the stage the Elk Point Fire Department, EMS and RCMP as they were introduced by emcee Cheyenne Wruth.

Grad Kailey Wirsta offered a heartwarming message of thanks to the parents, with a reply by Brianne Greening before Kaycee Wruth and Zoe Cribbins gave the class summary.

FGM Class of 2003 grad Mark Letestu sent the grads a recorded congratulatory message, while Elk Point Deputy Mayor Terri Hampson brought congratulations from the Town of Elk Point to wind up the program before the grads gleefully tossed caps into the air in celebration.

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