Photos by Julie Wiessner
Photo by Julie Wiessner
Members of the Holbrook High School Class of 2013 made their way into Roadrunner Stadium on the evening of May 24 as they prepared to take the final step in completing their high school career.
The graduates welcomed those in attendance at the HHS commencement ceremony in three different languages. At the podium (left to right) Elinor Henderson presented in English; Tiana Yazzie presented in Navajo and Jessica Paz presented in Spanish while board member Linda Yazzie looked on.
One hundred thirty-five Holbrook High School seniors took part in the May 24 commencement ceremony. The night’s celebration is only beginning as the promising students continue toward a bright future.
Commencement speaker Ginny Arthur (center), a former Holbrook High School teacher, helped students remember some of the things they did, or what they were known for, by giving their first and last name, leaving their middle name for what they usually did while in her math class. However Arthur chose to describe them, this caused many of the seniors to laugh, as well as school board members seated on stage, including Rick Nichols, Olivia Jacques, Rosie Sekayumptewa and Ferral Knight.
The graduates listen attentively to Ginny Arthur’s encouraging words to become all they can be, try new things, and surround themselves with good friends.
The co-valedictorian address was delivered by (top) Eryn Ruechel and (bottom) Zachary Smithson. Their words also encouraged fellow classmates to explore their potential and keep their faith strong.
Members of the Class of 2013 toss their mortarboards in excitement after they are officially declared graduated from Holbrook High School.
A number of Holbrook High School graduates wore beautiful Native American dresses representing their native culture.