Los Alamos High School Senior Katie Herrmann Rescues Simon Her Dog And In Doing So Misses Her Graduation

Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 senior Katie Herrmann reaches her little dog Simon and carries him to safety and in doing so she missed her graduation ceremony Friday at the high school. Courtesy photo

The elusive Simon, with LAHS graduating senior Katie Herrmann and her mother Ryn Herrmann. Katie missed her graduation ceremony but rescued Simon from an area cliff. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

As Los Alamos High School senior Katie Herrmann and her mom Ryn Herrmann were getting out of their car Friday in the high school parking lot for Katie to walk in her graduation ceremony, her little dog Simon escaped and fled the area.

“We had so many people out hiking and driving around helping us look for him,” Ryn said.

Simon, 1, was missing for 3.5 hours.

“We finally found him perched on a nearby cliff and Katie climbed up to get him,” Ryn said. “After all the time it took to find and rescue Simon, Katie didn’t get to walk across the stage to receive her diploma, but she did arrive just in time for them to hand it to her through her car window right before they ended the ceremonies.”

Los Alamos High School graduate Katie Herrmann missed her graduation but saved her beloved dog Simon. Courtesy photo


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