Commendations to our 2015 graduates

The Ignacio High School graduating Class of 2015 tosses their caps in the air, traditionally done after successfully graduating from high school.
Southern Ute tribal members, Amya Bison (left) and Iaasic Pena strike a pose as they top the graduates alter as part of the processional onto the newly constructed, Ignacio High School Field during the 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23.
Southern Ute Tribal Chairman, Clement Frost and Ignacio Town Board Trustee, Edward Box III.
Ignacio High School students share a laugh as Kathy Herrera gave the Commencement Address, sharing stories of the descriptive language of her growing students, through their early school years to present, “like proper technique for picking up a 7-10 split.”
Southern Ute tribal member, Jack Frost III gives a thumbs-up as he and fellow graduates hand flowers to their parents and loved ones during the Parent Presentation.
Presenting the Class of 2015.
Presenting the 'GRADUATING' Class of 2015.
Southern Ute Tribal member, Jennifer Olguin accepts her diploma during the Bayfield High School graduation on Sunday, May 17.
Southern Ute Tribal member, Keiston GoodTracks-Alires proudly accepts his diploma at the Bayfield High School graduation.
Congratulations to the Class of 2015! from The Southern Ute Drum Staff
Aspen Baker Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Abrianna Baker-Silva Ignacio High School, Ignacio, Colo.
Amya Bison Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Marille Cotton Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Tanisha Coyote Farmington High School Farmington, N.M.
Sierra Cuthair Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Jack Frost III Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Keiston GoodTracks-Alires Bayfield High School Bayfield, Colo.
Cheyene Howe Pueblo County High School Pueblo, Colo.
Adison Jones Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Alicia Naranjo Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Maylon Newton Ada High School Ada, Okla.
Jennifer Olguin Bayfield High School Bayfield, Colo.
Iaasic Pena Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Xavier Reynolds Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Sydney Santistevan Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Klayson Smith Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Krislynn Thompson Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Kristean Velasquez-Baker Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Sarina Vigil Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
Summer Youngman Ignacio High School Ignacio, Colo.
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
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum

The Ignacio High School had their commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23 on the new Ignacio High School field. $136,000 in scholarships was awarded to the graduating class. There were 36 graduates from Ignacio – seven Honors graduates, two Magna Cum Laude (3.8 GPA) graduates, two Suma Cum Laude (4.0+ GPA), seven National Honor Society, five Gifted and Talented, four have donated blood at least three times to save lives,  three have 100+ community service hours, and two are National Society of High School Scholars.

Correction: Tribal member graduates not originally recognized in this post include: Grant Foster, Kaitlyn Doughty and Sebastian GoodTracks. Photos for the graduates at the time of this post were not available.

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