On Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m., Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, MN will hold its 57th Graduation Commencement Service on the school’s campus in western Carver County. Due to COVID-19 protocols, which have been adopted by the school, it will be held in the school’s field house with a limit of 250 attendees. The fifty-seven graduates from Mayer Lutheran High School and the two graduates from Genesis Virtual Academy, the online school operated by Mayer Lutheran, will receive their diplomas one month and three days later than originally scheduled as the May 24 commencement service was postponed due to restrictions in place at the time by the Executive Order of Governor Walz.
“We are excited to finally hold our commencement exercises safely on campus,” shared Executive Director, Joel Landskroener. “We listened to our families who clearly shared the desire to hold a ‘real’ graduation service on campus, even if the date was pushed into the summer. We are grateful for their patience and graciousness as we worked through all the protocols that are now in place.”
“In order to follow protocols as established by the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC, we have limited attendance to 250 people including our graduates,” added Principal Kevin Wilaby. “Masks will be required of everyone, the facility.
Will be completely sanitized, social distancing will occur, and very limited person-to-person contact will be in place. We have planned the details for the past month and are confident that this service will safely enable us to honor our graduates and praise God for His goodness to all of us.”
“After looking forward to graduation for several months and not knowing what would happen, it’s super exciting to know that we will be able to celebrate with a real ceremony,” shared Delaney Boehlke, the student government’s president. “I can’t wait to see all my classmates and teachers together one last time, and I feel very grateful that I get to end my four years as a Crusader on a positive note!”
The service will include prayers by Pastor LeRoy LaPlant, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany, MN, and a part-time teacher this past year. Speeches will be delivered by Valedictorian, Taylor Menth of Mayer, Salutatorian, Cody Bonk, of Buffalo, and Bible readers Zachary Froman, of Mayer, and Ashley Schwichtenberg, of Norwood Young America. “It will be a worshipful event, for sure, concluding with the acapella singing of the Common Doxology by all assembled,” added Principal Wilaby.
For more information on Mayer Lutheran High School, contact Executive Director, Joel Landskroener at firstname.lastname@example.org , (952) 657-2251 x1007, or go to mayerlutheran.org, Facebook (Facebook.com/MayerLutheran and Twitter at (MayerLutheran@Twitter.com.
The campus of Mayer Lutheran High School, a regional high school that welcomes all students, is located in historic Mayer at 305 5th Street NE– two miles south of Hwy 7 on MN Hwy 25, MN, forty minutes west of downtown Minneapolis.
Mayer Lutheran High School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies, financial aid program or other school-administered programs.