Oxbow Prairie Horizon School Grade 12 students placed their painted rocks on top of the Oxbow Hill, the tradition that has existed in the school for many years, and now are less than a week away from their graduation.
This year the big date is slated for June 26. On that day 35 graduates from Oxbow and surrounding area will put on their dresses and tuxedos, do their hair and for the last time gather together as current classmates to celebrate their achievements and success and to wish each other the best in their adult lives.
Oxbow Prairie Horizons principal Jason Petlak said that as far as he knows all the preparations are now finished and grads are just waiting for the day.
“They’ve been getting their dresses, doing hair trials and those types of things, I heard boys also talking about their tuxes,” said Petlak.
The banquet will take place at the school in the afternoon starting around 4:30 p.m. And right before that the grads will gather for a group picture.
Then graduates, school staff, parents and guests will move over to the Oxbow Rink. The ceremonies will take place at 7 o’clock. A few speeches and a grand march are on the schedule for the night. Besides, the students will also receive their scholarship the same night.
“There are different scholarships that people in the area have provided as well as other institutions, whether it be university-based or credit union etc., that have put scholarships in for the town of Alameda, the town of Oxbow that students can apply for and have access to. And these awards are given to them at grad,” said Petlak.
The scholarships will help the recipients to move forward in their development and growth.