Chaska High School held its 112th annual commencement ceremony Friday evening at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

Principal Jim Bach, who was welcomed with a standing ovation from the students and families, gave the graduating seniors a message of positivity.

“We want you to be happy,” Bach said. “This world is yours.”

Seniors Ellen Bergum and Issac Steffensen addressed their peers and spoke a message of unity. “The next chapter begins today,” Bergum said. “We are all Hawks.”

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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