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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Dozens of young men and women who make up Madison High School's senior class gathered in the school auditorium on Friday morning with their family, teachers and other community members to receive recognition for the scholarships and awards they have received and to have their plans after graduation announced.

Seventy-three students make up Madison Central's class of 2019. Principal Adam Shaw and Lori Christensen, MHS biomedical instructor, introduced the teenagers and families, organizations, businesses, schools and other groups that provided awards and scholarships this spring.

Members of Madison's National Honor Society were called onto the stage and given their NHS graduation cowls. Teens who received Regents Scholar and Opportunity Scholarship awards were also asked to step on stage.

Madison's American Legion Post 25 recognized five seniors who had enlisted in the U.S. military, active and National Guard -- Raven WallowingBull, Nicholas Comes, Randy Ebdrup, Blaine Hare and Nolan Johnson -- and offered to provide the students with free first-year memberships in the Madison chapter. The five were also recognized for their enlistments by local military recruiters.

Madison's seniors were called on stage in groups arranged by the universities and schools they plan to attend after high school -- Dakota State University, Black Hills State University, South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota and Augustana University. Among the tech schools that some of the seniors plan to attend were Lake Area, Mitchell, Southeast and Western Dakota technical institutes.

Some Madison seniors also plan to attend universities in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Utah.

Eric Hortness, executive director for the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, asked four seniors who intend to join the workforce after graduation to come onto the stage for a "signing day" ceremony that recognized their plans after high school.

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