Presenting the Class of 2020

Published online: Jul 24, 2020 Articles, Education And Arts
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This year’s graduating seniors didn’t get the chance to celebrate as they imagined they would, but students and faculty came together to make the most of a difficult time. Adjustments, including drive-by celebrations, drive-in graduations, hanging banners and much more were made to honor 2020 graduates. 

Despite the fact that the 2019-2020 school year ended on a different note than expected, graduates have shown that they will make the Idaho Falls community proud as they move forward with their future plans. [IFM] staff looks forward to the many contributions these young people will make not just to our community, but the world.


Rising to the Top

6 graduating seniors to look out for

Diamond Armstrong

Diamond Fabian Armstrong graduated from IDVA (Idaho Virtual Academy). He is planning on studying Graphic Design/Art. Diamond has had the opportunity to travel with his family to Sweden for 6 months and to states outside of Idaho without interrupting his education thanks to the IDVA.


Destinee Flores

After graduation Destiny will pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Idaho.


Jesus Lopez. 

Jesus plans to attend Blue Mountain College on a full soccer scholarship and further advance his career as a professional soccer player.


Daniel Ray Mowery

Daniel Ray Mowery, Jr., known by his friends as D-Ray, will be attending Dixie State University in August to study business and entrepreneurship.  


Lauren Perttula

Lauren studied Graphic Design at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY), where she received the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar award and placed in the ADDY student division for Grow: Journeying with BFRBs project captured silver in the integrated advertising campaign category. She is now working as a freelancer.


Ethan Perttula

Ethan graduated from Idaho Falls High School and signed his N.L.I (National letter of Intent) last December to Throw Hammer, shot and Discus at Hillsdale College in Michigan! He plans to study Finance.


Popular Advice for Graduating Seniors

Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.

-Neil Gaiman

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.

-Dr. Seuss

Everything is always working out for me. That’s my mantra—make it yours… Look at how many times you were worried and upset–and now you’re here today. You made it.

-Oprah Winfrey

You cannot dream of becoming something you do not know about. You have to learn to dream big. Education exposes you to what the world has to offer, to the possibilities open to you.

-Sonia Sotomayor



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