When something is a part of your life for 13 years, you learn to love it. But in my case, when you spend 13 years with the same people they begin to become your family. The Class of 2013 has become my family.Going through small life lessons such as tying your shoe, learning to count and matching shapes or the major life lessons such as breakups, failure and regret is something that every single one of us have been through together. Our class sticks together and will conquer anything, not alone, but standing side by side. Leaving this class will be tough. With everything that we’ve been through, I’m not quite sure if I want to leave. But unlike a normal highschool break-up, this will be different. I know for a fact that we will always keep in contact and that we will never grow apart from each other. We will make new friends but we will never forget the old ones that helped us grow up into the people we are today. As our last senior day creeps closer, we are growing closer together. As the final bell rings we will not be leaving high school in the past, but just the lockers that we used own. Nicole Krumrie
I can’t believe that in about a week and a half I will be graduated from school. I have been coming to school at ACGC since I was about six. I have never gone to another school. For the most part I loved going to school here. I have made some great friends and a lot of us have been together forever. I had a lot of fun in this class spending time with my classmates. Being in school has taught me a lot and most of all, has put me into many things that I will remember forever. I have been in Speech, FFA, Student Council, Class Officer (President two years in a row) and the musical. I have great memories from these things and I’m so grateful. Being in the Musicals has been so amazing. I have been in them every year that I could for a total of 6 years. This year I started student council and I’m loving it so far. Being a class officer is also great (I hope I still think that when I have to put together all of the reunions). I’m gonna miss this place and all my classmates that I see almost every day but I am very excited and ready to start the next chapter of my life.
I will remember many things from High School. I recall the times that classmates would act like class clowns in Mrs. Larson’s Math Class and Ms. DeMorett’s English Class . It was very entertaining to me. I even got into trouble for egging them on. I also will remember Mrs. Pfingsten’s classes during my Junior year. There was a student that would try to get her mad almost every day. I’ll recollect Mrs. Pfingsten’s stories the most, they were on numerous subjects of life. Although I will miss a lot of the people and some of the teachers, I am ready to graduate. I take with me these experiences and draw on them in my future. Peace Out – Bronson Haag
I have only been going to ACGC for 7 years and I would much rather go here than anywhere else. I also attended ACGC’s ALP (Alternative Learning Program), which was the best year of my life. I am graduating this year and I know I will miss this place. I have made friends and enemies all through school, but I know that no matter what – I will miss everyone Shelby Clark
My heart is pounding, my head is racing and I’m behind the bench pacing. After all my years of elementary wrestling, I’m finally here!(even if it is against Monte) It seems like the entire season rests on my shoulders. Right in front of me sitting on the bench are guys that I’ve looked up to and watched since I was little and I can’t let them down. This is all running through my head, but just like that it’s my turn, my hands are shaking as they call my name. The coach tells me something as I go out to the mat, but I don’t hear any of it. My head just goes up and down uncontrollably. With the first few steps out onto the mat, I realize that there is no going back now. I put my toe on the line hoping and praying that the nerves go away, but my prayers go unanswered. The ref says that familiar phrase, “shake hands” and then the adrenaline kicks in and after an eternity he says, “wrestle!” I jump back, I seem to forget everything, but I notice I’m still moving, my body feels numb, my opponent suddenly comes into tie up and I stop thinking and with my natural instincts kicking in my nerves disappear. Robert Rasmussen
Reflecting on Switching Schools Its pretty insane, switching from a school of 17 and a class of 4 to a school of like 800 and a class of 60. I used to go to St. John’s Lutheran, a small private school. In the 6th grade I switched to ACGC. Being the new kid was not always easy or fun, but I made my small group of friends, which seems to keep growing. I tried to make the best impression I could.
Now I am in the 10th grade and plan on starting PSEO next year. I see that as a new group of classmates and new opportunities to not only make new friends but also expand my education. Brett Hedtke
Senior year went by fast. Senior year is about remembering all the times you had with your classmates. Senior year is about looking to the future and letting the past go. You grow close in your Senior year. Senior year was the most fun for me, it made me think of how much I will miss my classmates. I wish them all the best of luck in their futures. Chelsie Halvorson
Senior year – I made some friends and lost some. Here’s to moving on! Matt Meyer
In my high school career I’ve learned a lot. I am glad to say that school really does help you prepare for the real world. I’ve made lots of friends and met true friends. I’ve also lost people along the way. School was the biggest thing in my life for a long time, but now I’m ready for a new chapter and I CAN’T WAIT! Alixandra Addison
Here are some of the things that I will leave high school with – I am for surely going to leave with memories. I’ve been in this school for 6 years and I have lots of good memories and a few not so good memories, but that made me who I am today! I am also going to leave with my diploma and many great friends. Dylan Lux
ACGC competed in the Super Mileage Challenge again this year. The students spent 16 weeks planning, designing and preparing the most efficient vehicles for this challenge. This year ACGC entered 4 cars, they had entries in the E-85, Electric and two Stock classes. Those that attended this year’s challenge were: Students -Sam Ammermann, Mitchel Krosch, Holly Litzau, Bailey Erickson, Matthew Whitcomb, Shelby Schroeder and her dog Snickers, Jacob Olson, Jacob Peterson, Dylan Hoerchler, Lee Whitcomb, Frank Wortham, Jesse Albretcht, Kelsey Kramer, and Mitchel Macik. Adults – Craig Dischinger (instructor), Coreen Geruts, Pat Wheeler, Sue Whitcomb, Janet Litzau and Lori and Blake Schroeder.
Here are some interesting facts and photos of this exciting event.
- The students were great and the food was the best.
- The weather was awesome!
- A good time was had by all of the ACGC students and their supporters.
- As of this writing – the E 85 car (the red, white, and green striped car )was in 4th place.
- The E85 car averaged 158 miles/gallon.
- The Black Stock car qualified with 113 miles/gallon.
- The Orange Stock car had lots of mechanical difficulties and the students worked very hard to fix them.
- This was the first year ACGC had an Electric car – the car wasn’t real successful, but it was a good start.
- They ALL past the tech inspection on the first night (which is very rare).
U of M visitor, Ardell Knudsvig, demonstrated a lab for the Greenhouse class on Tuesday April 23rd. The students completed a tissue culture using potatoes Students enjoyed the visitor from UMC (University of MN Crookston). This is a community outreach activity provided by UMC–to encourage students to consider a career in horticulture, agronomy, or other plant science fields.
Thank you from ACGC Elementary to all our volunteers!
Kayla Kutzke received the Region V FFA Star in Greenhand Award last evening at the Region V FFA Banquet! This honor is based upon a Freshman’s participation in FFA which includes Kayla’s agricultural projects outside the classroom and leadership at the chapter, regional and state level. Great job Kayla!