2016 Ignacio High School Commencement

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Graduate Anthony Suina leads the "turning of the tassels."
Ignacio High School graduate Anthony Julius Suina.
Ignacio High School graduate Cameron Phillip Kaye Francis.
Ignacio High School graduate Savannah Dawn Lane.
Ignacio High School graduate Shayna She'ree Johnson.
Ignacio High School graduate Eric Robert Bean.
Ignacio High School graduate Roman Velasquez.
Proud momma, Danielle Hight, sister of the grad Tasha Herrera and graduate Adelle Hight are all smiles after the ceremonies. Adelle Hight graduated with honors.
Proud family members of Ignacio High School graduate Savannah Lane.
Proud family members of Ignacio High School graduate Shayna Johnson.
The Valdez family stand with graduate Chrystianne Valdez, her grandparents Barbara and Sylvian Valdez on either side and parents Chris and Cindy Valdez.
Proud family members of Ignacio High School graduate Cameron Francis.
Ignacio High School graduate Ellie Seibel chats with grandfather Sylvian Valdez.
Ignacio High School graduate Daniel Rosa stands with mother Bobbie Rosa.
Ignacio High School graduate Lillianna Romero with pround mother, Danielle Romero and grandmother Martha Monte.
Sisters in arms, Autumn hugs Ignacio High School graduate Sage Medicine Blanket.
The family of graduate Anthony Suina, nephew of Southern Ute Councilman Alex Cloud (right) and grandson of tribal elder Neil Cloud (left) take a photo after the graduating ceremonies.
Ignacio High School graduates Gibran Silva (left) and Ellie Seibel.
Ignacio High School graduate Selena Cook and her mother Jeneane Sage
Ignacio High School graduate Miel Diaz and her mother Danielle Burns.
Ignacio graduates Andrew Martinez and Selena Cook enter the gymnasium.
Cortney Wilson-Baker, Daniel “Rain” Rosa and Gibran Silva stand upon the podium before proceeding to the front of the gym.
Ignacio graduates Miel Diaz and Rebekah Powell attempt to snap a quick selfie on the podium.
Ignacio high School graduates Juliette Garlick and Cassandra Brown enter the gym and stand on the podium.
Graduates, Juliette Garlick, Savannah Lane and Shayna Johnson. Lane graduated Magna Cum Laude, and Johnson contributed over 100 hours of Community Service.
Savanah Lane played rousing rendition of the National Anthem on her guitar.
Selena Cook gave the Invocation to begin the graduation ceremonies, standing before the Ignacio School Board and Southern Ute Chairman, Clement J. Frost (in blue vest).
Ignacio High School graduates Chrystianne Valdez,
A rappin' Commencement Address was given by Senior Class sponsor Cody Haga, an alumni from Ignacio High School.
Salutatorian Chrystianne Valdez gave her Salutatorian address.
Honors student, Miel Diaz said the Parent Dedication.
Ignacio graduates prepare to give family members flowers during Parent Dedication.
Cameron Francis gets a loving hug from his proud mother, Mina Francis during Parent Dedication.
Father Chris Valdez hugs daughter Chrystianne during Parent Dedication.
Ignacio High School graduate Chrystianne Jordan Valdez was presented her diploma by her mother, Cindy Valdez.
Ignacio High School graduate Selena Kendall Cook.
Ignacio High School graduate Sage Sierra Medicine Blanket.
Ignacio High School graduate Cortney Charee Wilson-Baker.
Ignacio High School graduate Miel Metiz Diaz.
Ignacio High School graduate Ellie Ruby Seibel and older brother Trae Seibel, who presented Ellie with her diploma.
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
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
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
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The graduating class of 2016 held their commencement ceremony in the Ignacio High School gymnasium, Saturday, May 28. A total 46 graduates received their respective diplomas this year, and 16 of them received various scholarships totaling $120,000. The graduating class boasted 11 honor students (3.0 GPA), four Cum Laude (3.5 GPA), one Magna Cum Laude (3.8 GPA), four Suma Cum Laude (4.0+ GPA), seven National Honor Society, and six graduated with Honors. Austin McCaw is class Valedictorian, and Chrystianne Valdez is the class Salutatorian.

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