Graduates receive top honors

Southern Ute Chairman, Christine Sage presents Charise Hunter a custom piece of pottery at the annual Education Banquet on Friday, June 28 for completing her apprenticeship with the Education Department and Mentor, Lisa Pratchett. The 18th annual Recognition Ceremony and Education Banquet was held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
Ignacio High School Principal, Melanie Taylor shares a laugh with Southern Ute Chairman Christine Sage while attending the annual Education Banquet at the SkyUte Casino on Friday, June 28.
Ignacio School District Superintendent, Dr. Rocco Fushetto presents graduate Randall “Randy” Doybei Jr. with a custom embroidered Pendleton blanket.
High School guest speaker and graduate, Clay Siebel is gifted a Pendleton blanket by Tribal Council Member Cedric Chavez.
Natelle Thompson, Fort Lewis College graduate is recognized by the Education Department and Tribal Council for earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology of Human Studies and for making the Dean’s list. Thompson is the current Youth Employment and Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council Coordinator for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Education Department.
Southern Ute Apprentice, Morgan Box is presented a piece of pottery for her completion of her apprenticeship with the Tribal Health Department and mentor, Carol Veloso.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

The 18th annual Education Banquet was held on Friday, June 28 at the SkyUte Casino Resort The banquet was held to honor and recognize students, graduates and apprentices for their educational achievements. The Education Department and the Johnson-O’Mally Committee honored recent graduates with plaques, certificates, art and Pendleton blankets. Families and friends filled the event center of the Casino to celebrate and honor those accomplishments.

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