Crestwood celebrates Senior Recognition Night
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 1:12pm admin
HWCSD Public Relations
howard County - Graduating seniors from the Crestwood Class of 2018 at Howard-Winneshiek Community School District were showcased for their talents, abilities, and hard work at Senior Recognition Night on Wednesday, May 16.
More than 30 awards, many with multiple recipients, were presented to seniors, acknowledging an array of achievements from academics, to athletics, to citizenship and volunteerism, as well as music and military recognitions.
Principal Chris Rogne welcomed seniors to the school on Wednesday evening. “This is acknowledgement for your achievements on the path to graduation,” he said. “Class of 2018, you have achieved at a high level. Your parents, extended families, communities, and Crestwood High School faculty and staff are very proud of you and your accomplishments.”
Rogne continued, “As a group, you will forever be remembered for your laughter, determination, and outgoing personalities. Those qualities will carry you far in life. You have achieved a great deal, and we know you will achieve even more in the future.”
Among the Class of 2018’s many achievements, 15 members of the class have completed the criteria of the Silver Cord Program, volunteering more than 3,600 hours, altogether, of community service since freshman year. Every Silver Cord recipient has accomplished a minimum of 160 hours of community service throughout their four years of high school.
Each year CUSB Bank presents a “Community Commitment Award” to Howard-Winn CSD in recognition of each of the Crestwood senior class Silver Cord recipients. It is on the behalf of these Silver Cord recipients that CUSB Bank presents $100 per student to the Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools Foundation. This year a grand total of $1,500 will go toward PK-12th grade classroom educational needs.
Mike Drees, CUSB Bank Senior Vice President & Compliance Officer, states, “For a community to be strong and successful there is a need for volunteerism. Volunteerism is the willingness to share your talent, time, and sometimes hard work to ensure that a project or event is successful. We have all seen worthy community activities that have not reached their full potential due to a lack of volunteerism. That is why it is important for us to recognize and encourage young volunteers who give back to their community. We would like to thank these students for all of their hard work.”
Following the awards presentation, Crestwood High School Guidance Counselor Trish Hartman left graduating seniors with a quote to consider from a graduation speech given by former First Lady Michelle Obama: “You all have opportunities and skills and education that so many folks who came before you never could have dreamed of. So just imagine the kind of impact that you’re going to make. Imagine how you can inspire those around you to reach higher and complete their own education.”
“Congratulations to the Class of 2018,” Hartman said. “You have many reasons for which to be proud.”