BROOKINGS – Above, graduate Brandon Nelson gives a shoulder ride to his cousin, Collin Hayes, as Nelson’s aunt Melissa Hayes takes a picture after Brookings High School’s graduation ceremony Sunday at the Swiftel Center.
The 129th annual commencement ceremony for BHS saw nearly 200 graduates cross the stage for their diplomas.
Graduation speakers included Student Council Treasurer Namra Mubashar, Student Council President Hossam Halaweish, National Honor Society Vice President Rachel Smart, Student Council Vice President Aine Crinion and NHS President Dhwani Kharel, and the BHS band, orchestra and concert choir performed during the ceremony.
Below 1: The BHS orchestra performs prior to the start of Sunday’s commencement.
Below 2: BHS graduate Hanna Siemonsma poses for a photo by her sister, Luci, before the graduation ceremony started Sunday as her mom, Rebecca, watches.
Below 3 and 4: The BHS soon-to-be graduates file into the Swiftel Center to their seats.
Below 5: National Honor Society Vice President Rachel Smart speaks to her fellow graduates.
Below 6: The BHS Concert Choir performs during commencement.
Below 7: BHS Student Council Vice President Aine Crinion speaks to her fellow graduates as Brookings School District officials listen.
Below 8: Graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas.
Below 9: Sarah Rounds, center, poses for a photo with her parents, Gerry and Barb Rounds.
Below 10: Family and friends gather for photos with graduates following the ceremony.
Below 11: BHS grad Sarah Freyberg poses with friend Rachel Davis.