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Plainwell celebrates graduation for Class of ‘22

Plainwell High School principal Jeremy Wright addresses the Class of 2022 during the school’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 26. (Photo provided)

By Jason Wesseldyk
Sports Editor

The Plainwell High School Class of 2022 went from the ranks of active students to that of alumni as the school held is commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 26.
Despite a threat of rain, the weather cooperated and the ceremony took place at Streidl Field rather than being move into the gymnasium.
“I’m definitely glad that the weather held off and was good,” Plainwell High School principal Jeremy Wright said. “It was scary for a good part of the day, but it all worked out.”
Like the two graduating classes before them, the Class of 2022 endured the effects of the COVID pandemic and the changes it forced to their high school years.
Through all the trials and tribulations, however, the students in this class kept pushing forward, according to Wright.
“This group has been great,” he said. “They have been a fun class to get to know and have really pulled it together after the craziness of COVID.”
As for the commencement ceremony itself, Wright couldn’t have been happier with the way it went.
“This year’s commencement was excellent,” he said. “I personally enjoyed all of our speakers and seeing our graduates off. It was a little extra special for me as my daughter was part of the graduating class.”
And although the Class of 2022 is officially done with its time at Plainwell High School, Wright hopes they always remember the lessons they learned there.
“I would tell the students to be kind to each other and always seek their passion,” he said. “And don’t be afraid to take risks.”
The day prior to graduation, PHS honored the senior class with the Senior Drive in the high school parking lot.
“The senior drive was a fun event,” Wright said.
The Senior Drive began in 2019 as a way to recognize the members of that graduating class who missed out on many of the end-of-the-year events due to COVID.
“We did it that first year and everybody liked it, so we decided to keep it as a way of celebrating all of the seniors each year,” Wright said.
The slideshow followed the Senior Drive.
“It is a nice family event capping off the year,” Wright said.

Aedin Michael Eugene Allen
Tristan Michael Allen
Madelyn Grace Arlington
Ashton Lee Atwater
Ashley Lynn Austin
Brinley Renee Badders
Lucas Elijah Badiner
Kaleb Douglas Baker
Noah Allen Bellgraph
Benjamin Ryan Bickel
Margherita Bietti
Jay Apollo Boddy
Jada Foley Bolhuis
Zander Foley Bolhuis
Tristin James Bower
Kaitlynn Nicole Brady
Nicholas James Brooks
Chase Nathaniel Brown
Olivia Caroline Brown
Ronnie Lee Brown
Jacob Matthew Brush
Elizabeth Anne Burrill
Owen Michael Bush
Zachary David Lee Byron
Tristin John Canales
Chais Paul Carpenter
Brinn Adelia Carroll
Hannah Elizabeth Caskey
Maria Choi
Garrett Michael Cleary
Cloey Jo Clugston
Nicholas Robert Cockerel
Claudia Conde Imedio
Emma Elizabeth Conniff
Sean Thomas Cornish
Savannah Skye Creech
Mia Mackenzie Crites
Sammie Dell Daughtry
Ava Montgomery Davis
Dagim Isaac Deboer
Blake Lee DeHaan
Evelyn Naomi Dekema
Caleb Joseph Edward Doorlag
Dylan James Droski
Madison Grace Drouin
Ryleigh Nicole Drozdowski
Giulia Dusi
Jacob David Eichler
Brandon Donald Field
Jayden Thomas Fuelling
Kendra Fae Galloway
Austin Michael Garlock
Cecilia Gaspar Barturen
Francesca Giambalvo
Lily Snow Goodenough
T Isabella Gonzales
Donovan William Goodwin
Gavin Lloyd Gregory
Isabelle Erin Gregory
Isabella Mae Hanley
Veronica Marie Haskamp
Kendalyn Marie Haskins
Jill Christine Hatfield
Yash Monesh Hazari
Wyatt James Heckman
Avery Brynn Henckel
Rylie Isabelle Henckel
Christopher James Henry
Cynthia Marie Hoffman
Jonathan Alan Hopp
Brennen Jeffrey Humbarger
Matthew Edward James
Jayden Nicole Jameson
Alicia Marie Janke
Trenton Anthony Johnson
Trenton Alton-Isaac Johnson
Logan Allen Kolhoff
Mason Alexander Kolhoff
Zachary James Kortokrax
Anne Eline Kraft
Madison Loryn Kroes
Samantha Jayne Krusinga
Alina Kutlu
Kathryn Kay LaBonte
Dylan Steven LaDuke
Margherita Laghi
Carrie LeAnne Later
Madelin Dawn Lind
Richard Allen Longstreet
Abbigail Nicole Lucas
Preston Michael Lyford
Alexis Jaylin Marks
Rohan Gabriel Marr
Ana Martinez Guindo
Aiden Brian McFanin
Noah Keaton Daniel McHenry
Shelby Lynne McNutt
Abigail Azalena Miles
Cali Ann Miller
Nichole Marie Moore
Adriana Lexus Morgan
Aleigha Evelyn Morris
Andrew Michael Neumann
Raylon Orion Newnum-Cocco
Trey James Nicholas
Tyler Jacob Norris
Matthew Caleb Ouzoonian
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Payseno
Daniela Perez Justo
Cailynn Elizabeth Phelps
Cole Francis Pickett
Katelyn Rebekah Piersma
Presley Ann Pillars
Nova Jean Plumley
Jacob Scott Polderman
Gage Roy Pompileo
Blake Antonio Puente
Mckenzie Brooklynn Rabidoux
Esmeralda Lemus Rafael
Rubi Lemus Rafael
Aleksi Jalo Elias Rantalaiho
Ian Russell Raseman
Kylee Ann-Marie Rewa
Jackson Arthur Richmond
Damon Risner
Jayli Makenzie Robar
Tyler Robinson
Kian Rolke
Francisco Javier Sanchez Bellido
Elizabeth Kumba Sandy
Dylan James Scharer
Savannah Marie Schmitt
Foster Schuring
Kali Marie Schwartz
Kacie Ryan Scott
Hannah Elizabeth Sebright
Ella Grace Selent
Karissa Lee Shears
Ella Jean Singleton
Marah Joy Slager
Trenton Shawn Smith
Tyler David Smith
Lyndsey Renee Sootsman
Claudia Ilena Stachura
Ryan Gabriel Stenger
Kyle Ryan Stevens
Dara Lee Stiles
Gabrielle Paige Stout
Benjamin Noah Stratton
Abigail Rose Sullivan
Samuel James Sunnerville
Tristen Lowell Sutherland
Brody James Taylor
Elise Renee Tolan
Shaylynn Lee Tourangeau
Kim Rebecca Urbancyzk
Jon Unzueta
Joe Michael VanderRoest
Chloe Marie Vincent
Colby Alan Ward
Alexis Oriana Warren
James E Warren
Faith Ilene Weaver
Destiny Lynne Wheeler
Tyler Michael Williams
Joy Justina Wolfe
Emily Nicole Yahr
Brayden Anthony Zanardi
Jacob Ernest Zartman

2 Replies to “Plainwell celebrates graduation for Class of ‘22

  1. As one of the people on this list, this is Otsego High School’s seniors. This is not Plainwell’s

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