More than 120 people graduated from Spring Hill High School on Saturday. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

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When Jonathan Kuttes started kindergarten in 1996, he remembers feeling a little trepidatious.
“It was a long time ago, but I remember walking in the first day, and I didn’t know what to expect,” Kuttes said.

Spring Hill High School class of 2010 graduate Jonathan Kuttes gets off the bus before his first day of kindergarten in 1997. The photo first ran in the Spring Hill New Era on Aug. 18, 1997.

Kuttes said he’s feeling some of the same things as he prepares to go to college.
“I’m really looking forward to getting out there and seeing what’s out there,” he said.

Jonathan Kuttes poses in cap and gown before graduating from high school on May 22. Submitted photo

In celebratory style, Kuttes and the more than 120 members of the Spring Hill High School class of 2010, accepted diplomas last Saturday afternoon. Kuttes, like many in his class, said he plans to attend college next year. Specifically, he’ll study mechanical engineering at Kansas State University.
During the graduation ceremony, valedictorians Katelin Colby, Lynsey Gustafson and Ashley Miller gave speeches.
And dozens of other students were recognized for scholarship awards.
Kuttes, for his part, was ready for high school to be over.
“I want to get out there,” he said. “I’ll probably miss living at home, just because there’s not as much responsibility. I’ll probably miss knowing everyone I see.”
Debra Graves, high school guidance counselor, said whether the SHHS class of 2010 misses SHHS, they will be missed.
“You are loved and you will be missed greatly,” she told students before they started filing to the stage to collect their diplomas.

Members of the Spring Hill High School class of 2010 on a kindergarten field trip. They include Lindsay Zarda, Stewart Merritt, Jaime Bernhardt, Julia Hacker, Rhiannon Lloyd, Alise Anderson and Jonathan Kuttes. Submitted photo