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Articles from May 2014

High Schools Name Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Each year, Senior High School and Hempstead High School recognize the graduates who have achieved the highest academic rank in their class. The student with the highest rank is named the class valedictorian and the student with the second-highest rank is named the salutatorian.

For the Hempstead High School Class of 2014, the valedictorian is Jiwei Sun and the salutatorian is Christopher Lee Bechen. This Sunday, Hempstead will graduate 373 students this year at its graduation at 1 p.m. at the Five Flags Center.

For the Senior High School Class of 2014, the valedictorian is Kristen Savary and the salutatorian is Mitchell Steinhauser. Senior will graduate 375 students during its graduation ceremony on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Five Flags Center.

Valedictorians and salutatorians are determined based solely on a student’s grade-point-average as calculated by a weighted mathematical formula.

For more information, contact the DCSD School and Community Relations Office at (563)552-3020.

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Hempstead Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

The 2013-14 Dubuque Community School District Teacher of the Year was named at the annual Educators’ Recognition Dinner on May 8, hosted by the school district and the Dubuque Education Association.

Kate Riepe, an English teacher at Hempstead High School, was selected for the honor. Outside of the classroom, she is also a theater director and speech coach at the school.

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