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Luxemburg-Casco High School graduates 152 in its Class of 2024

Luxemburg-Casco High School graduates 152 in its Class of 2024

Bowie Bredael named as this year’s valedictorian, Anna Vandermause as salutatorian


LUXEMBURG, Wis. – The Luxemburg-Casco High School Class of 2024, comprised of 152 students, will receive its diplomas on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. during a commencement ceremony held in the main high school gymnasium.

Bowie Bredael, daughter of Brooke Bredael and Daniel Vandenack of Luxemburg, is the valedictorian of the Class of 2024. Anna Vandermause, daughter of Mary and Jason Vandermause of New Franken, is the salutatorian.

“The Class of 2024 was determined and focused,” says Principal Troy Haws. “This group of students took advantage of the opportunities provided by L-C to chart their life and career pathways in a purposeful way. We congratulate them on all of their achievements and know that much more is ahead in their futures. Good luck to all in reaching your goals, and remember that you will always be Spartans!”

Based on self-reporting, students are electing three primary, post-graduate pathways: 38 percent (57 students) of this year’s graduating class will be continuing their studies at a technical college or trade school; 35 percent (53 students) will be furthering their education at a four-year, post-secondary institution; and 24 percent (36 students) of the class will be directly entering the workforce.

Of the 57 students going on to a technical or vocational school, the majority (47) will be attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). The remaining 10 students are spread among two other in-state technical colleges, along with a local beauty school.

Forty of the 53 students electing a four-year college will be continuing their education at a University of Wisconsin System institution; the top choices are UW-Green Bay (10 students), UW-La Crosse (6), UW-Platteville (6) and UW-Stevens Point (5). Ten graduating seniors will be attending a private college, all of which are within Wisconsin. Three graduates have chosen an out-of-state university in the nearby states of Michigan, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Luxemburg-Casco High School has the highest Youth Apprenticeship participation rate in Wisconsin with 58 percent of eligible students engaged in the program. That makes it no surprise that 36 graduates are immediately entering the workforce, many with their YA employer.

One student has elected military service with the U.S. Army.

At the graduation ceremony, 12 Honor Students will be recognized for representing the Top 10 percent of their graduating class. They are:

Bowie Bredael
Anna Vandermause
Grace Kahr
Aleece Jandrain
Eva Hau
Lance Cherovsky
Gabrielle Wech
Emilie Davister
Evelyn Peot
Clare Salentine
Isaac Jerabek
Payton Kaminski
Drew Bandow
Braeden Schley
Wyatt Simonar
Madisyn Loritz

Another honor to be bestowed at this year’s graduation is the Distinguished Alumni Award, given to Laura Andre, a 1996 graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School.

Following presentation of the Class of 2024 by L-C Superintendent Jo-Ellen Fairbanks, Ph.D., the district’s Board of Education will award diplomas to this year’s graduates.

Three graduating seniors will speak at the commencement ceremony. It will open with a welcome message from Salutatorian Anna Vandermause, while Class Vice President Emilie Davister will deliver a class review. The farewell message will be given by Valedictorian Bowie Bredael.

Neil Seering, L-C Intermediate School physical education teacher and football/track coach, will provide a class address.

The graduation ceremony also will feature music performed by the L-C High School Band and a vocal ensemble.

A total of 204 student scholarships will be announced the morning of May 22 at the Senior Awards Ceremony, including 26 university-bestowed scholarships.

Nine graduating seniors will receive Diesel Maintenance Technician certification following their completion of the Ahnapee Diesel curriculum. Similarly, two students will be awarded Automotive Maintenance Technician certification, having completed the Ahnapee Automotive coursework.

A total of 97 L-C graduating seniors will receive recognition from the Northeast Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship program. Twelve students will be honored by the Bellin College Healthcare Academy