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Congratulations Class of 2016
Thursday, June 02, 2016 4:30 PM

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The Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The ceremony started with several students welcoming families and guests in their native languages. Edison's Band and Choir performed Pomp and Circumstance and the National Anthem. John Jackson, Edison Teacher, gave the commencement address encouraging all students to believe in themselves and to continue to be strong as they face the many new challenges life brings. 
 
Graduating with Honors
Each of the following graduates has a GPA of 3.20 or better and will receive a gold tassel.  Each is also receiving a President’s Award for Education Excellence Certificate and Pin.
Mery Alemo
Marcy Chesney
Alexis Jenson
Aaron Klaers
Maxime Lao
Cassandra Lee
Tiger Lor
Bonsa Mohamed
Jordan Nisan
Ahmed Osman
Ali Osman
Erika Sacta
James Swofford
Anastasia Yang

Graduating with Highest Honors
Each of the following graduates has a GPA of 3.6667 or better is receiving a gold cord and tassel.  Each is also receiving a President’s Award for Educational Excellence Certificate and Pin.
Noor Abdullahi
Angie Vang
Fatee Xiong
Victoria Moore
Jenny Chavez
Kaiser Ritschel
Liam Davis Temple
Emilie Zibble (Salutatorian)
Pa Lor (Valedictorian)

International Baccalaureate Medallion
Jefferson Alvarado
Marcy Chesney
Yahye Jama
Maxime Lao
Noah Laws
Cassandra Lee
Isiah McGill
Matthew McKay-Emond 
Raymond (Quoc) Nguyen 
Taylor Rodriguez 
Danielle Scott
James Swofford 
Lisa Vang 
Yi Leng Vang
Paj Zaub Xiong
Dan Yang

International Baccalaureate IB Full Diploma Candidates
Jenny Chavez 
Liam Davis Temple
Aaron Klaers
Jordan Nisan
Kaiser Ritschel
Erika Sacta
Fatee Xiong
Emilie Zibble
 
The Senior Class Motto this year is "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
Steve Jobs
 
To view the list of graduates, click on the link below.