Southern Door graduates learn life lessons

Though it will not appear on their transcript, resiliency may be the most important course Southern Door seniors took ahead of their graduation this weekend.


Despite the pandemic, Southern Door High School was able to stay open all year long with in-person classes. That does not mean it did not come with its challenges like having an alternative homecoming celebration and having some of its other events either canceled or take place virtually. High school principal Steve Bousley says hidden within those challenges were lessons the graduating class will be able to reflect on for the rest of their lives.

Bousley says the approximately 80-member graduating class earned over $1.3 million in scholarships. Ella Wienke is the class valedictorian and Laris Krauel is its salutatorian. Their commencement ceremony is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. inside the Southern Door Auditorium.

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