The Southern Ute Montessori Head Start held a graduation for the students transitioning into Kindergarten, Wednesday, May 24 in the Head Start gym. The entrance of graduates was led with ‘La Marcha’ and the flags carried by Josh Ellis, Tyson Hartley, Jada Cloud, Alexis Sandman, Awwnikah Yazzio and Delimar Vasquez. Southern Ute Vice Chairman Alex S. Cloud gave the invocation, reflecting on his own Head Start graduation when he carried the Southern Ute Flag, like his daughter Jada Cloud.
A special poem was recited by Bella Aguis, Jamie Martinez and Charley Melrose as part of the graduation performances.
Saniyya Valdez compares moccasins with Miss Southern Ute Lorraine Watts after accepting her graduation certificate.
Students, teachers and staff round dance as part of the closing ceremonies for the Head Start graduation, followed by a taco bar dinner.