Aberdeen Central High School graduation ceremony set for May 19

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – On Sunday, May 19, 274 students will graduate from Aberdeen Central High School.
The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the CHS Golden Eagles Arena. Doors open at noon. This year’s valedictorian is Rylan Johnson, and the salutatorian is Kiana Joerger.
Among this year’s graduates, there are:
  • 73 Regent Scholars
  • 49 South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship recipients
  • 45 President’s Education Award recipients
  • 45 National Honor Society graduates
  • 7 Build Dakota Scholarship recipients
  • 6 Graduates joining the military
 Central seniors who are going into the Armed Forces were honored at the NSU Cording Ceremony, held May 1 at Northern State University.The students who were recognized at this event were: Ko Naing, Nycholas Kaufman, Ryan Fiechtner, Braidan Lynn, Roy Ventura Ortley and Brenden Stapp.
Also prior to graduation day, Central’s Native American graduating seniors will be honored at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the CHS T.F. Kelly Theatre. Native American eighth graders will also be honored at a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10.
Also on Friday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m., CHS will hold a Teacher Signing Day event for graduating seniors who are going into teaching. The students who will be recognized at this event are:Alexis Ketterling, Jett Carlson, Taylor Lyke, David Van Veen, Alexandria Bonen, Dakota Sheets and Liv Douglas.
Graduation Livestream
On May 19, Aberdeen Central’s graduation ceremony will be livestreamed. To watch the ceremony live, visitaberdeenstreams.com and click onCentral High School YouTube streams.