Mia Aberle

May 28 at 1 p.m.

Graduation: Walhaug Gym at Surry High School

Valedictorian: Brooklyn Cocoa

Salutatorian: Mia Aberle

Graduates: Mia Aberle, Vanessa Albertson, Ayden Amundson, William Bower, Andrew Brown, Jayden Chilcoat, Brooklyn Coca, Arianna Dew, Harli Dickman, Jason Forsman, Joshua Halden, Ethan Hanson, Amelia Hoffman, Carter Houmann, Elizabeth Larsen, Jadon Lopez, William Mayo, Evan Pursifull, Nathan Saunders, Rylan Scheig, Amanda Severson, Randy Stratton, Ty Tetrault, Justin Volson, Dalton Walker, Austin Wingenbach, Reigan Zapf, Jordan Zeretzke.

Harli Dickman

Mia Aberle

Mia Aberle is the salutatorian for the graduating class at Surrey High School. This fall she plans to stay close to home and study business management at Minot State University.

Aberle is the youngest of eight children, though all of her siblings still remain in ND. Outside of school she is involved in the Minot trail Riders and the Northwest Saddle Club Association and in the fall, she shows her horse in competitive barrel racing. She plans on coming back to Surrey High School to assist with coaching.

Aberle’s favorite high school memory was her four-week biology class she took over the summer to get ahead in her senior year, she said, “It was probably one of the best decisions I ever made because it was so much fun and now, I have tons of lifelong memories to look back at when I’m older. I took it with most of my friends and we had a blast, from daring each other to jump in ponds in the Badlands, to hiking in the Denbigh Forest, or even just joking around in class.”

“If I could go back and tell my younger self something,” Aberle said, “it would definitely have to be to enjoy your high school years and sports while it lasts because it goes by so fast! Four years may seem like a lot of time, but it will be over before you even realize it.”

Harli Dickman

Harli Dickman is a top student at Surry High School. This fall she is going to study at Minot State University with an undecided major.

She is the youngest of five siblings and the aunt of four nephews, Dickman said, “My family is hectic but fun.”

Dickman’s favorite high school memory was talking and laughing with her friends in her summer biology course. She hopes to coach volleyball to stay involved in the community.

“If I could go back in time to give my younger self some advice,” Dickman said, “I would say cherish the moments with friends and family and don’t overthink anything, it will all be okay.”


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