Students in the 2021-22 eighth grade class at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School are front row, from left to right: Lindsey Van Es, Jackie Ramirez, Jozelyn Torres, Caleb Sybesma, Lily Nellis, Evelyn Steffen and Madeline Flores. Second row: Jared Leth, Joshua Cruz-Salzillo, Jafet Ortiz, Nathan Stofferan, Aryanna Collins, Hadlee Rohlfsen, Margo Wilson and Ashyia-Cherie Betz Murphy. Third row: Hannah Tessum, Grace Shaughnessy, Pamela Mutombo, Reyna Tamayo, Layla Nunez, Abigail Rons, Alivia Baker and Trannetta Hayes. Fourth row: Draven Kruse, Isaac Schierholz, Natalie Daggett, Kaylee Newkirk, Clara Funk, Lillian Van Loon, Kaylee Walker, Jackson Van Beek and Evie Krogman. Fifth row: Riley Russell, Lawton Schiphoff, Owen Tifft, David McIlroy, Kylar Wadsley, Tryton Crawford, Carter Dolphin, Camden Ball and Caleb Grotluschen. Not pictured: Payton Diehm, Moriah Otto, Jordan Lux and Jonathan Simkins.
This year's eighth grade class at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School will have a constant reminder of a significant commitment they made regarding their futures.
The students signed a banner during an awards program on May 19 to indicate their intention to complete four years of high school. The banner will be hung in the freshman hallway at H-M-S High School as a reminder of their commitment.
"A high school diploma is important," said Principal Corey Ramsey. "A high school education is your choice."
Wording on the banner reads: "I am committed to graduate, attend school regularly, achiev...