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Fifty-three District 196 graduates enlisted for military service

Fifty-three members of the graduating Class of 2020 in District 196 will be serving in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation and three received appointments to enroll at military academies. The enlistees come from all four of the district’s four-year high schools. They were recognized in video ceremonies created by the schools.  

Because of the pandemic, the typical military enlistee celebrations had to be altered. Eastview and Rosemount high schools created videos with taped speeches and comments; Apple Valley recognized enlistees during their Student Awards Ceremony video, and Eagan High School celebrated at the Eagan Community Center while maintaining proper social distancing.

“You have selflessly committed to serve our country, and this is a big deal to us,” said Principal Bruce Miller during Eastview’s recorded ceremony. “We are so proud of our students.”

The military enlistees from the District 196 graduating class of 2020 are listed below by school and branch of the military.

EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 

Army National Guard

Elijah Boots, Mackayla Chisholm, Mason Enderlein, Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Eva Gomez, Grayson Hernandez, Joshua Maisuk, Aidan Osborne, Hunter Ramey, Alessa Rother, Andres Sanoval, Linus Schrader and William Trojack

Army

William Mehan

Army U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Darby O’Neil

Navy

Steffan Alikin and Rhyannon Shenett

Watch the recognition ceremony.

 

EAGAN HIGH SCHOOL

Air Force Academy 

Noah Kipp

Army National Guard

Lillian Briody, Rachel Carpenter, Hector Garcia Luna, and Alexander Refuerzo

Army ROTC

Jerome Schreiber

Coast Guard

Kaitlyn Edwards

Marines

Dylan Gifford, Brock Kubarek, John Riehle, Jaiden Sangster and Noah Stejskal

Navy

Jacob Hoppe

View photos from the event.

 

APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Air Force National Guard

Ahren Seifert

Army National Guard

John “Rudy” Simpson

Army

Rafael Gutierrez

Marines

Mason Bennett, Aidan Groeller and Bartel Boogerd

Navy

Mark “Tommy” Simeon

Watch the recognition ceremony.

 

ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL

Air Force Academy

Regan Hansen               

Army National Guard

Zaden Banitt-Moore, Thomas Demeules, Blake Edelen, Pranjal Koirala, Ashton Mikoloski, Gavin Peterson, Jacob Samuelson, Brenden Schaffer, Alayna Scott, Tyler Steimer, Logan Swanson, Justin Voorhees, Chase Warner, Brian Wood and Zachary Wuest                  

Marines

Lance Nguyen

Watch the recognition ceremony.