Marshfield graduates the Class of 2019
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield High School has graduated another class. Commencement ceremonies were held June 2 for the 2019 graduating class.
Principal Jason Wilhelm told the graduates it’s an exciting time to be a young adult, and they should prepare not only for the education some of them will receive in college, but the education all of them will get in the real world, which is changing its curriculum all the time.
Class speaker Muhammad Abidi thanked the entire Marshfield community for guiding the graduates through high school, and showing how they can give back to the community. He also said it was a time of self-reflection, and realized that the challenges survived in high school will be what teach them the most about how to succeed in the future. Abidi said the graduates don’t know what lies ahead, but they do know what lies behind. Abidi said that he and his peers should never forget their roots and the trials they went through at MHS.
Abidi was one of 16 students recognized for finishing in the academic top five-percent of this year’s graduating class. The others were Aman Bassi, Suhaas Bhat, Paige Bulgrin, Emma Fadrowski, Nikita Gonugunta, Grace Grissman, Cody Korth, Adrian Mayagoitia, Emily Merkel, Cole Pearson, Michael Reeser, Aria Rens, Kyle Schultz, Hugh Steiner and Blake Zimmerman.
There were 304 students in this year’s graduating class, and they were recognized as the 50th class to graduate from the current Marshfield High School building, which opened up to students in 1968, and saw its first graduation in the spring of 1969. Wilhelm recognized those in attendance from that first graduating class.