The B.D.H.S. Class of 2014 Commencement was held May 20, 2014 in the Fr. Raymond Jablinske Memorial Gymnasium. The 29 members of the Class of 2014 were joined by several School Board members including Fr. Dennis Schuelkens, faculty, administration, staff, parents, family, and friends filling the gymnasium. The graduates were addressed by Valedictorian Alexa Tweedlie, Salutatorian Renae Kudla, and Principal Tom Wise. Diplomas were awarded by School Board President John Pastorius and Mr. Wise.
During the ceremony, students were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Counselor Amy Granato announced that the Class of 2014 has been offered $1,143,322 in scholarships over the next four years. Scholarship winners include: David Beazel, Dylan Boston, Tim Cherry, Austin Cunningham, Miranda Heitz, Elaysia Hill, Brandon Howard, Bryce Jones, Hunter Kaschke, Marley Keller, Renae Kudla, Gabe Mickey, Eric Myers, Carly Polis, Kelsey Schau, Alexa Tweedlie, Christopher Vani, and Haley Zahnow.
Special awards were presented by faculty member Loretta Metz. Dylan Boston received the Fred Calissie Memorial Award, presented yearly to the Senior who best exemplifies the ideals of a parochial school education.David Beazel and Carly Polis received scholastic honors in Religion and were presented with Bibles provided by the Knights of Columbus. Finally, The Champagnat Medal was awarded to Mr. Jim Dailer for his service and dedication in the Marist Tradition to the students and families of B.D.H.S. Mr. Dailer will retire this year after 9 years at B.D.H.S. as teacher and A.D. and over 40 years in education.
Once again, Congratulations to all the graduates and their families!