YHS Class of 2020

Graduation Highlights

To the Class of 2020, we know you are prepared to meet and succeed in your life’s journey. We are proud of all you have accomplished and eagerly await all you will achieve. Congratulations Class of 2020.


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Graduation Ceremony

Senior Honors Night / Decision Day Video

The Class of 2020 is an impressive group with many emerging leaders. A number of graduates are receiving scholarships, grants, and other financial awards from universities, colleges, and local organizations. The Class of 2020's total amount of financial awards approached 1 million dollars. Congratulations to all the graduates and thank you to all those community members for your benevolence!
Yale High School Class of 2020 Celebration Video

Honor Graduates

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2020 Valedictorian and Outstanding Senior of the Year

Kristine Silverthorn is the daughter of Carl and Kelly Silverthorn. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a P.A.S.S. mentor, and was a Class Officer. She received the Yale Board of Education Academic Award and the Yale High School Academic Letter Award all four years. Kristine was also a MYLead representative. Additionally, she participated on the basketball, tennis, volleyball, and golf teams. She volunteered for many activities through NHS, her church, 4-H, and within the school. Kristine will continue her education at Central Michigan University, where she plans to enter the Secondary Education program.
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-Photo Courtesy of Katie Allen, Yale Expositor

Valedictorian Speeches

Kristine Silverthorn

Valedictorian speech class of 2020 YHS

Amber Heilig

Amber Heilig 2020 Valedictorian Speech

Nathan Behem

Nathan Behem 2020 Valedictorian Speech

Madi Tolan

MadiTolan 2020 Valedictorian Speech

Madison Forstner

Yale High School Valedictorian Speech