Kelsey Moore Rezney opened the Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni banquet.
Landon Rhodes was the keynote speaker at the Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni banquet.
The Exeter-Exeter-Milligan Alumni celebrated together in Exeter on Saturday, May 29th.
The banquet, themed “Reunited,” was opened by 2011 class president Kelsey Moore Rezny. The business portion of the evening was conducted by Jameson Trauger, also a member of the 2011 class.
Becky Erdkamp, a member of the class of 1986 gave a brief update on the Exeter-Milligan School Foundation who recently awarded the class of 2021 with $19,100 in scholarship funds, $9,000 of which were from the school foundation.
Rezny introduced the key speaker, Landon Rhodes, a member of the class of 2011, who owns Grindstone Media, a digital marketing and video production agency in Lincoln.
Rhodes noted, “If you would have told me I would be speaking at my ten year reunion I would have laughed and my teachers would have laughed, too.”
He went on to speak about gratitude and resourcefulness. He was “grateful for the education I received here.”
The emphasis of his speech was on the resourcefulness of the community. He explained that being raised in a small community has produced individuals who are “more proud of our resourcefulness than our resources.”
He explained that the business owners that he respects the most and connects with are those who are “more proud of starting companies from nothing than having 100’s of employees.”
He connected the community that was built by Exeter and Milligan to a strong sense of resourcefulness and closed with the statement, “They say it takes a village to raise a child and I’m glad my village was Exeter-Milligan.”
After a blessing by Jameson Trauger and class photos the 60 attendees enjoyed a catered meal before class introductions and a closing.
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