CBS 58 Congratulates the Class of 2021 Primetime Special 🎓
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The CBS 58 Morning News team’s award-winning hour-long prime time salute to the class of 2021 returns with ‘The CBS 58 Morning News Congratulates the Class of 2021.’ It’s an hour of stories about the inspiring perseverance of a class of high school students who have endured constant changes and interruptions to their education, their sports, their fun, and their lives for a year and a half now. That hasn’t stopped them from graduating, planning for college, beginning careers, and realizing dreams. Plus, our area high schoolers sent in more than a dozen performances showcasing the amazing talent in Southeast Wisconsin. Join us as we celebrate the Class of 2021 on CBS 58!
34 different high schools represented! Watch the entire show at the YouTube link above or follow the links below to find your favorite story or performance:
Racine Horlick senior Gabi Berthiaume overcomes a devastating pre-birth diagnosis to become a state champion and a soon-to-be college bound high school grad. (Meghan Reistad)
Three Rufus King HS (MPS) seniors Kyla Racks, Myles Damon, and Courtney Griffin reflect on a difficult year. (Kim Shine)
The Whitefish Bay HS Orchestra and electric violinist Mark Wood perform Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
A shout out to the Class of 2021 from CBS 58 Chief Meteorologist Drew Burgoyne and anchor Jessob Reisbeck.
Pewaukee High School senior Nedda Basharat is an Everyday Hero in her community, helping connect Pewaukee high students with students in Iran to show her classmates we have more similarities than differences. (Natalie Shepherd)
Senior Sirrnay Shoe finds a place in the greenhouse at Badger High School. (Emily Thornton)
Shout out to seniors from Bucks DJ DJ Shawna.
Tosa West Trojan Players perform 'Tap Your Troubles Away' from the musical Showtune
Whitefish Bay HS theater performs 'If I Could've Been' from the musical Working
Port Washington High School's Limited Edition a cappella group performs a mash-up of songs from musicals Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton titled 'Found Tonight'
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' message to the class of 2021
Milwaukee Brewers ace pitcher Brandon Woodruff has a shout out for the class of 2021
Two Racine seniors (Kenneth Leon - Case and Jasmine Calvillo - Horlick) spent their time in virtual learning preparing for and beginning careers helping others. (Pauleen Le)
Multi-sport athlete Kady Stigler brings her athletic career at Menomonee Falls HS in for a landing and gets ready to take off to the US Naval Academy with the goal of becoming a naval aviator like her aunt. (Darius Joshua)
The Slinger percussion ensemble delivers a captivating piece
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes with a message for graduates
Brookfield Central's David Joplin & Sussex Hamilton's Patrick Baldwin, Jr. are two of the best basketball players in the state and they'll stay in southeast Wisconsin to play college hoops at Marquette and UW-Milwaukee. (Scott Grodsky)
Four Grafton High School seniors started a punk rock band in junior high. As the members of 'Exit 92' prepare to finish high school, they're also finishing their first original album. Exit 92 also performs their first single 'No Filter' (Mike Curkov)
Shout out to the class of 2021 from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
CBS 58 anchors Amanda Porterfield and Mike Strehlow with a message for graduates.
Cudahy cheerleading's state championship winning routine.
The West Allis Nathan Hale Orchestra plays 'A Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman
J.I. Case High School pep band performs Blink 182's 'All the Small Things'
The Kenosha Indian Trail HS Chorale, with a mix of in person and virtual performers, sings 'It is Not Always May' by Elane Hagenberg
The Waukesha West choir performs 'I Carry Your Heart With Me' a sung version of the poem by E.E. Cummings
The vocal ensemble from Milwaukee High School of the Arts sings 'Smile' by Nat King Cole.
Shout outs to graduates from Wisconsin Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson.
CBS 58 sports director Kevin Holden with a shout out to the class of 2021.
Brewers reliever J.P. Feyereisen's message to the class of 2021.
Audubon High School's (MPS) Anya Ramos is named Wisconsin's Youth of the Year. (Alexis Dominguez)
Wauwatosa West's Chamber Choir finishes the show with a performance of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon & Garfunkel.