SUIMA transitions students

Students sing
Mari Jo Owens thanks the Southern Ute Veterans
Peyton Pierre-Louis
Nika Ryder
Kandin Johnson
Lonicia O’John
Lonicia O’John, Ocean Hunter, Jonis Nanaeto, Randy Herrera
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Students sing to the upper elementary students who will be heading to public school next year at SUIMA’s Transition Ceremony held on Thursday, May 22 at SunUte Community Center.
Mari Jo Owens thanks the Southern Ute Veterans Association for opening the Transitions Ceremony for the Southern Ute Academy Students on Thrursday, May 22.
Peyton Pierre-Louis looks so surprised as he accepts his certificate from Southern Ute Indian Academy Director Carol Olguin.
With help from her big sister, Nika Ryder accepts her certificate from SUIMA Director Carol Olguin.
Kandin Johnson proudly shows his Certificate of Completion to the crowd on Thrursday, May 22 at SunUte Community Center for SUIMA’s Transition Ceremony.
Lonicia O’John hugs Ms. Mari Jo Owens, her Upper Elementary teacher. Lonicia will be attending the public school next year.
Lonicia O’John, Ocean Hunter, Jonis Nanaeto, Randy Herrera all except there class rings and stand proudly as their teacher sends them off with well wishes for next year in the public school system.
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
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On Thursday, May 22 at SunUte Community Center the students of the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy made the transition to public school during the annual SUIMA Transition Ceremony. With the gym filled with many parents and family members, students performed songs and to close the ceremony the students performed a round dance. Their time at SUIMA came to an end while holding hands, smiling and celebrating.

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