Prairie Home High School celebrates its graduates

Nancy Kixmiller/
Boonville Daily News
The Prairie Home High School Class of 2020 face their parents June 7 after the completion of commencement exercises.

Prairie Home School celebrated its 2020 graduates June 7 in two separate ceremonies in the gym.

The eighth-grade graduation was held at 1:30 p.m. Graduates were Layne Thomas Brandes, Landon Levi Case, Logan Ross Cook, Kathryn Marie Crews, Clayton Wayne Kendrick, Grant Lee Milne, Kelcy Taylor Mullett, Isaac Harris Stock and Jordyn Wayne Wells.

Senior commencement was at 4 p.m. The graduates were Tyler Joseph Angermayer, Hannah Leigh Duncan, Austin James Hatfield, Kassen Haerle-Derendinger Lock, Anna Katherine Owens, Clayton Alexander Pethan, Alex Joseph Rhode, Samantha Lynn Searles, Lyrik Cheyenne Tracy, Gabriel Allen Turner, Ashlyn Ruth Twenter and Mason Gene Wells. The guest speaker was Dalton Armontrout, former coach and athletic director at Prairie Home.

Honors and awards were announced by counselor Ashlei Kemp: Valedictorian, Ashlyn Twenter; Salutatorian, Kassen Lock; Poindexter Family Scholarship, Hannah Duncan; Paul Robert Kostopolus scholarship, Kassen Lock; Lions Club Scholarship, Clayton Pethan and Gabe Turner; Prairie Home Community Teachers Association Scholarship, Alex Rhode; Nathaniel Ray Bieri Award (outstanding Senior instrumentalist), Lyrik Tracy; Bruner Family Scholarship, Ashlyn Twenter; Norman Odneal Memorial scholarship, Ashlyn Twenter; Clarks Fork Mutual Insurance Scholarship, Ashlyn Twenter; and Bunceton Masonic Lodge Scholarship, Ashlyn Twenter and Mason Wells.

Harris Cemetery Association Meeting

The Harris Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting 2 p.m. Sunday at Prairie Home United Methodist Church. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Garden Club tours home garden

The Prairie Home Garden Club met June 4 at the home of Patti Vonder Haar in the Splice Creek valley. The group gathered outside seated in a circle with social distance. The group took a tour of Vonder Haar’s extensive gardens and grounds following a short business meeting. Attending were Sue Denny, Peggy Ann Eichen, Linda Keith, Nancy Kixmiller, Phoennix Norton, Glenda Sells, and Janie Vance.

A labyrinth was added near the creek for everyone in the group to enjoy.

Members shared their personal experiences during the pandemic — from the stressful and confusing to the unexpected benefits of staying home — after the tour. The chance to meet again was welcomed after the isolation of the last several months.