ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Kenowa Hills High School’s newest graduates will likely never forget the first speech delivered during their graduation.
On Wednesday, May 28, Sean Beachnau stepped up to the podium and with one deep breath, launched into a four minute rap. Beachnau posted the entire address on YouTube with the message, “a great way to end my years at Kenowa Hills.”
Beachnau, who served as the senior class vice president, will attend Grand Valley State University in the fall. He plans to major in international business. Wheaton College, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University are also among the schools this year's graduates plan to attend next.
Pennington says 212 seniors participated in the graduation ceremony, which lasted about 90 minutes. More than 1,000 people attended the event, filling Kenowa Hills Fieldhouse to capacity. Additional guests watched the ceremony from the performing arts center.