CCS graduates receive college degrees

By Megan Kelley
The Imperial Republican
May is not only time to celebrate high school graduates, but those who have received higher degrees, as well.
Many have received college degrees with ties to Chase County.
Here are some of them:
MaKenna Ketter
MaKenna Ketter graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas with a Bachelor’s  degree in Elementary Education.
Ketter is a 2015 CCS graduate and the daughter of Mike Ketter and Tonja Berry.
Ketter will be working as a missionary for Fellowship Of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
Kerry Swanson
Kerry Swanson graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD).
Swanson is a 2009 graduate of CCS and is the son of Melda Musick.
He has one daughter with wife Megan.
Swanson will be doing attending residency training in general surgery at Washington University in St. Louis with the intention of pursuing a fellowship in pediatric surgery.
Brandi Dannatt
Brandi Dannatt graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Master’s degree in School Principalship Pre-K—8th grade.
Dannatt is a 2011 graduate of Dundy Co. Stratton Schools.
She is married to Greg Dannatt and they have one daughter, Makenzlee.
Dannatt will continue as an elementary teacher at CCS with the possibility of taking a leadership position down the road.
Tapainga Kahle
Tapainga Kahle graduated in early May from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.
Kahle is a 2014 CCS graduate and the daughter of David and Merinda Kahle.
Kahle has been accepted into the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s graduate and internship program for Medical Nutrition.


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