Congrats Bobcats!

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Graduates of the Ignacio High School express their accomplishment during the customary throwing of the caps.
Nathan Atencio, Joseph Vigil, Daniel Weaver and Kai Roubideaux huddle together prior to assembling in formation to walk onto the Ignacio Football field for graduation.
Joseph Vigil, walks with fellow classmates of Ignacio High School towards the podium beginning the commencement ceremonies of the graduating class of 2018.
Raeann Martinez, Wren Bourriague and Makayla Brown stand upon the podium prior to taking their seats.
Hailey Ruybal (left) and Mamakwa Valdez clasp hands and raise them in celebration upon the podium before family, friends and loved ones.
Chamisa Edd gave the Invocation in her native language of Diné.
An eagle feather worn by Freedom Hunter can be seen in the foreground as Kai Roudideaux introduces Commencement Speaker, Burt Baldwin.
Former Ignacio High School teacher Tyson Wood pokes fun at students and faculty of his former school, sharing words of wisdom and proclaiming, “It’s a good day to be a Bobcat!”
Ignacio High School Principal Melanie Taylor gives John Valdez his Valedictorian medal prior to addressing his fellow classmates.
Andrea Lujan said the Parent Dedication en Español (in Spanish), after Kaylie Guse, Mamakwa Valdez, Cloe Velasquez and Joseph Vigil said the dedication in English.
Andrea Lujan said the Parent Dedication en Español (in Spanish), after Kaylie Guse, Mamakwa Valdez, Cloe Velasquez and Joseph Vigil said the dedication in English.
Kai Roudideaux points to the heavens in acknowledgment of receiving his diploma.
Keeping it cool, Nathan Atencio spritzes himself with water.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Ignacio Bobcats of the graduating class of 2018, commenced from Ignacio High School this past Memorial Day weekend. The 47 graduates received their diplomas as witnessed by families, friends and loved ones. The 64th Annual Commencement Ceremonies took place outdoors, on the Ignacio High School Field, Saturday, May 26. Southern Ute tribal member, John Valdez earned Valedictorian honors, and 20 fellow Southern Ute tribal members joined Valdez in venturing out into the world after High School.

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