2019 Graduation

Congratulations to District 833’s Class of 2019

The South Washington County Schools Class of 2019 included 1,350 students from East Ridge, Park, South Washington Alternative and Woodbury high schools. 

Many of our students earned high honors and accomplishments, including 33 students who earned Summa Cum Laude with Distinction honors by earning a cumulative GPA of 4.3 or higher, 21 students who graduated with a Bilingual Diploma from Woodbury High School, 15 International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates from Park High School, nine students who were National Merit Scholar Finalists and two students who accepted Service Academy appointments.

Below is information about senior awards from each high school.

East Ridge High School

More than 200 students from East Ridge High School were recognized for their academic achievement. This includes 16 students who graduated with Summa Cum Laude with Distinction honors including Eesha Bharti, Manashri Bhor, Mike Cao, Cole Chaffin, Kevin Chen, Meagan DeMark, Jeffrey Deng, Madelyn Knupp, Callie Kunz, Christopher Liu, Julie Ma, Raj Patel, Trynton Quach, Leah Restad, Christine Severude and Alexis Tao.

In addition, there were 13 National Merit Commended students and five National Merit Scholarship finalists. Among the commended students were Jackson Anderson, Luke Atkinson, Eesha Bharti, Manashri Bhor, Cole Chaffin, Kevin Chen, Jeffrey Deng, Grace Heimdahl, Reece Hoyme, Madelyn Knupp, Callie Kunz, Mason Mickelson and Amber Tacheny. Among the finalists were Jonas Hallstrom, Christopher Liu, Leah Restad, Christine Severude and Alexis Tao.

Two students from East Ridge High School accepted Service Academy appointments. Alex Fournier accepted an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Will Budzyn accepted an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Watch the East Ridge High School commencement ceremony here.

Park High School

At Park High School, 180 students were recognized for receiving an academic award, department award or scholarship. More than 50 students earned almost $300,000 in corporate, civic and organization scholarships. In addition, 15 students received the Tozer Foundation Scholarship which totals $11,000 over four years and one student received the national Dell Scholarship, which provides the student with $20,000 and a laptop throughout her college career.

Seven students graduated with Summa Cum Laude with Distinction honors including Yordanos Degefe, Mallory Hoffman, Danielle Olson, Morgan Rice, Brady Rudh, Genevieve Tester and Katelyn Wollschlager.

Fifteen students were recognized as International Baccalareate Diploma Candidates including, Alexander Bailey, Jareb Bettes, James Birgholtz, Andrew Brown, Michael Fish, AJ Graff, Mallory Hoffman, Zachary Keller-Bies, Joshua Lester, Emmalise Meyer, Deborah Oredola, Kevin Phan, Brady Rudh, Mackenzie Swaim and Alex Temple.

Watch the Park High School commencement ceremony here.

Woodbury High School

More than 200 students from Woodbury High School were recognized for their academic achievement. This includes 10 students who graduated with Summa Cum Laude with Distinction honors including Andrius Adomavicius, Kayla Chan, Neha Jain, Cade Keesling, Evan Koo, Scott Sampson, Morgan Swanson, Ethan Wu, Michael Xia and Soseniyos Yimer.

In addition, there were four National Merit Scholarship finalists including Andrius Adomavicius, Kayla Chan, Jenny Li and Luke Maier.

Twenty-one students earned their bilingual diploma seal through District 833’s Spanish Immersion program including Sophia Bancker, James Boyd, Ryan Funk, Morgan Gilbertson, Natalie Hager, Alyssa Hanson, Luke Iovino, Abigail Janey, Andrew Kent, Jonah Kopinski, Lauren Kramer, Abigail McArthur, Matthew McCollor, Colton McKee, Gavin Olson, Mya Pozzini, Nathan Reetz, John Reuss, Joe Rossebo, Ruth Salita and Andrew Thompson.

Watch the Woodbury High School commencement ceremony here.