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Monroe High School graduates look to future
Student speaker Ben Dombkowski gives a speech at the Monroe High School graduation ceremony on Sunday. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - As the Monroe High School senior class of 2017 sat in the school gymnasium Sunday for the school's 144th commencement ceremony, awaiting their diplomas, they were instructed on how to proceed in life - not by one of their educators, but one of their fellow graduates. Benjamin Dombkowski began remarks to his fellow 169 graduates by cracking jokes, first referencing confusion by reading off grocery items before switching to the reason everyone was truly there: a birthday celebration. "JK, you guys," he said.