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RFHS class of 2014 ready for the next chapter of life

RFHS graduates listen to student Emily Gjerde speak at their graduation. She told students life was like a book; it is up to them to write the next chapter, and to make it one they will enjoy. The other student speaker was Alex Haskins. School District Superintendent Jamie Benson and high school Principal Kit Luedtke also spoke. 2 / 2

The River Falls High School class of 2014 graduated Sunday afternoon with many friends, family and teachers gathered for the ceremony.

All were welcomed and lead in the pledge of allegiance by student Sahand Eftekari. Student speakers Alex Haskins and Emily Gjerde encouraged the class to look to the future and strive to achieve their dreams, as did district Superintendent Jamie Benson, who reminded graduates that life will be different for them from now on. 

"Embrace it," he told them, "Make it good."

HIgh School Principal Kit Luedtke also spoke.

Music for the ceremony was provided by the high school Wind Symphony band, and the Chamber Choir. 

Also present to help distribute the diplomas were school board members Stacy Johnson Myers, Barbara Kolpin and Alan Tuchtenhagen.

For more photos, please see the June 5 print edition of the River Falls Journal.