Towner students plan for future

Angie Reinoehl/MDN The top two students from the 2024 graduating class of TGU-Towner are Bryson Deibert, left, and Sydney Schock, right.

TOWNER – Bryson Deibert and Sydney Schock are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at TGU-Towner High School.

The graduation for TGU-Towner will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the Towner school.

After graduation, Deibert is planning to go straight into the workforce – ranching with his father, Gerard Deibert, at Triple J Farms. His mother, Holly Deibert, works at the local USDA office. He said if ranching isn’t the right fit for him that he might go to John Deere in Rugby for their diesel mechanic program.

He said he was always in a rush with school and wanted to be done with it but now that he’s reaching the end of his high school career, he can’t believe graduation is here.

Sydney Schock is planning to attend Minot State University in the fall and major in communication sciences and disorders. She was interested in teaching and working with children but she didn’t want to go into education. She thought working as a speech pathologist would be a good middle ground.

She has been active in volleyball for all four years of high school and is also active in FFA, student council, honor society, LEAD association. She also serves at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church.

She is the daughter of Carla and Wade Schock, who both work in education.

Schock said she has enjoyed the variety of electives and classes TGU offers and that her favorite part of high school has been the activities she’s helped coordinate through her various extracurriculars.

“Take it slow. Don’t waste your time waiting because soon you’ll be a senior and you’re almost done with high school and never going to be at the same school with your friends again or live in the same household as your parents,” Schock said.

The TGU-Towner graduates are: David Boettcher, Clay Carpenter, Bryson Diebert, Larry Lundy, Jaydn Magnuson, Evan McKee, Ty Schmitt, Sydney Schock, Morgan Takala, Nashua Wollenzien and Jerik Ziegler.


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