Due to possible inclement weather on Thursday, June 6, the 123rd annual
Chesterton High School commencement exercises will be hosted inside the CHS
Gymnasium, beginning at 7 p.m.
Admission tickets are required for this event. The doors at the gym will be
opened at 6 p.m. Special handicapped parking is available. It is recommended
that seniors and those with mobility limitations be dropped off while other
family members park the vehicle elsewhere.
Senior class officers are Margaret Shinn, President; Hannah Van Drie, Vice
President; Marissa Kroeger, Secretary; Spencer Gordon, Treasurer
The Commencement Address will be presented by teacher Bryan Nallenweg.
The class motto: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what
makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people
who have come alive.” - Dr. Howard Thurman
The class flower is the gerber daisy.
Other events of the day include presentation of honor students by James
Goetz, principal; awarding of the diplomas by Dr. Dirk E. Baer,
superintendent of schools; Monte Moffett, assistant superintendent of
curriculum; Dr. David L. Pruis, assistant superintendent for operations and
human resources, and the officers and members of the DSC Board of Education.
That will be followed by the traditional turning of the tassels and closing
by Margaret Shinn, class president and Hannah Van Drie, class vice