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With diplomas in hand, Technical High School students celebrate graduation

2024 Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School graduate receives diploma(05/31/2024) The Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School (AHTHS) commencement signals a significant accomplishment for graduates, offering high school degree completion and a platform to launch into postsecondary education opportunities and career goals.

AHTHS, located on the campus of Anoka Technical College, guides students who did not graduate with their peers to diploma completion while also introducing pathways to post-secondary options. The school location, with convenient access to college programs, PSEO options and experienced staff, provides a seamless transition for students from high school to postsecondary opportunities. 

Go deeper: Highlights of the 8th annual graduation for AHTHS include:

  • Of the 94 graduates, 13 also earned college credit.
  • Anna Kolomiiets and Canton Baker served as student speakers.
  • Glenn Foster led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • View a series of photos from the event or visit the QCTV YouTube site to view the complete ceremony.  

School Board members Kacy Deschene and Jeff Simon joined Superintendent Cory McIntyre, Associate Superintendent for High Schools, Dr. Josh Delich, in congratulating the students on their accomplishments. Robert Perez, jr., Vice President of Finance and Administration for Anoka Technical College represented that partnering organization. 

Moving on: Eight students were awarded scholarships to assist with post-secondary education: 

  • Chime Palzom, Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota, $500
  • Yasmine Bashige, Anoka-Hennepin Principals Association, $500
  • Jonathan Castro Rotary Club of Anoka, $650
  • Zavion Hayes, Cory Lerbakken memorial, $1000
  • Karli Williams, Coon Rapids Lions Club, $500
  • Anna Koilomiiets, Coon Rapids Lions Club, $775
  • Sonia Djoufack, Coon Rapids Lions Club, $1000
  • Canton Baker, Anoka-Technical College Foundation, $3350 per semester scholarship funded through the Graco Foundation

Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School was recognized nationally for innovation and excellence with a Magna Award from the National School Boards Association in 2016.