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'These students will do great things'

54 seniors graduate from H-M-S High School

Family, friends and community members bid farewell to 54 seniors at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School on Sunday afternoon.

The group was sent off with their tassels turned and diplomas in hand following the annual commencement ceremony inside the H-M-S Event Center. Principal Blake Wendt said he was proud of the Class of 2024 and encouraged them to blaze a path of success in whatever they do after high school.

"While many see today as an ending to these students' educational journeys, it is in fact a new beginning," he said. "These students are together today to take their first step into a l...