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OUR REDEEMER’S CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Elsie Altringer

May 28 at 2 p.m.

Co-valedictorian: Elise Altringer

Co-valedictorian: Megan Swenson

Salutatorian: Mya Borud

Graduates: Elise Altringer, Megan Swenson, Mya Borud, Kiera Biberdorf, Annabelle Ebel, Noah Erickson, Coltan Francis, Aubrey Griedl, John Hankla, Madison Reardon, Morgan Thorson, Kaylee Zablotney.

Megan Swenson

Elsie Altringer

Elsie Altringer is a co-valedictorian for the graduating class at Our Redeemer’s Christian School. This fall she will be attending the University of Mary to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. At UM she will also be swimming for the Marauder’s Swim and Dive Team.

Altringer is the daughter of Terry and Heather Altringer and has three younger siblings. Her sister Mikayla is a sophomore, her brother Jake is in seventh grade, and her other younger sister is in fifth grade, all at Our Redeemer’s. They also have a yellow lab named Daisy.

Altringer believes that service to others is important, and she intends to stay involved in the community by joining service-based clubs, organizations, or ministries offered at the University of Mary.

“Service is so important, no matter the level. God has blessed me with so many abilities and gifts, so I want to use those talents to give back to others,” Altringer said.

Mya Borud

When asked what advice she would give her younger self, Altringer said, “I would tell myself to live in the present and just enjoy the process of life. Do not take anything for granted! Time goes by so fast, and the upcoming years are going to be some of the best years of your life. I would tell myself to be courageous, go outside of my comfort zone and not stress about the relatively minor dilemmas that may show up, as those moments are temporary and will soon pass. I want my five-year-old self to know that there is a life outside of school. Spend lots of time with your friends and family and savor those precious moments and memories. And take lots and lots of pictures!”

Megan Swenson

Megan Swenson is a co-valedictorian for the graduating class at Our Redeemer’s Christian School. This fall she intends on pursuing a degree in finance at Minot State University.

Swenson has three siblings, an older brother, a younger sister and a younger brother. When they were younger, they would play rodeo, cars and videogames.

Prom was Swenson’s favorite high school memory, she said, “I had a lot of fun with my friends, it was an amazing night.”

Aubrey Greidl

Outside of school, Swenson is very involved with her church. She volunteers as a leader for the fourth and fifth grade girls at the Wednesday night youth worship services.

When asked what advice Swenson would give her younger self, she said, “I would tell my five-year-old self to never grow up.”

Mya Borud

Maya Borud is the salutatorian for the graduating class at Our Redeemer’s Christian School. This fall she intends to pursue a degree in financing at the University of North Dakota.

Borud has one older brother and four stepsiblings.

Borud is involved with her church and hopes to stay involved in her community in the future.

When asked what advice she would give her younger self, Borud said, “I would tell myself to enjoy all time you have with your friends and family.”

Aubrey Greidl

Aubrey Greidl is a top student in the graduating class at Our Redeemer’s Christian School. This fall she plans to attend Minot State University to study psychology and to play basketball for the Beavers.

Greidl’s favorite high school memories are from bus rides to and from sporting events and other extracurriculars, she said, “During those times I got to know my teammates better and all around we were simply just having the most fun.”

Outside of school Greidl and her family enjoy spending time together hiking their land, fishing, going for drives and having movie nights. She also volunteers for the Souris Valley Animal Shelter in Minot, since she’s staying local for her college studies she plans to stay involved with the organization.

When asked what advice she would give her younger self, Greidl said, “If I could go back in time and tell myself one thing when I was five years old, I would tell myself to be less rigid about things and allow myself to have more fun.”

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