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Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Scio says farewell to 53 students, Santiam 34

Graduates at two area high schools join other Oregon schools in sending the seniors off to their future lives. 

Scio High School Class of 2024 will graduate three more students this year than last year’s groundbreaking number of 50 students.

“We will be graduating 53 students who have been deeply involved in their school community through academics, extracurricular activities and athletics,” said Doug Peters, principal. 

SHS’s graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. June 7 on the football field.

The Class of 2024 valedictorian is Cody Roofener. This year’s salutatorian is Kadence Soto. 

“This class has a diverse array of post-high-school plans,” Peters said. “I am confident that they will achieve anything they set their minds to.”


Santiam Junior/Senior High School says good-bye to 34 graduating seniors at 6 p.m. June 7. The graduation ceremony will take place in the SJSHS gymnasium.

The Class of 2024 valedictorian is Peyton Forste. This year’s salutatorian is Keean Megginson.

“Congratulations to the Class of 2024!” Principal Blane Lazar said. “We are so proud of this year’s class as they have overcome devastating wildfires and a worldwide pandemic. This group of students has not just persevered, but they have thrived and developed into responsible young adults.”

Scio High Graduation

When: 7 p.m. June 7

Where: Newcomb Stadium, Scio High, 38880 N Main St.

Santiam High Graduation

When: 7 p.m. June 7

Where: Santiam Jr./Sr. High gymnasium, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City.

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