Eagles fly the nest

Arlington High School graduates class of 2024


The Arlington High School class of 2024 officially celebrated its graduation Sunday inside the main gymnasium.

Sixty graduates made up the class of 2024.

The class speakers were valedictorian Brooke Hilgenkamp and salutatorian Blaine Vogt, who both spoke about gratitude and what it means to them.

"As a class, we have all been given the chance to not fear failure," Vogt said during his speech. "This is something that we should all be grateful for. By utilizing these opportunities... I am overwhelmed at the individuals and the organizations that have provided us with so much kindness and support over the past four years."

Hilgenkamp discussed memories and discussed how Arlington High School touched the lives of the graduates.

"I'm so grateful to be able to speak to you all on a day that concludes our time in Arlington," she said. "It's hard not to reflect on your life now, and to the handprints of the people of the past that have affected your life. It's a bit nostalgic once you reflect on it, don't you think?"