Education banquet honors graduates

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Southern Ute Chairman, Melvin J. Baker was in attendance of the Education Recognition Ceremony. He provided the welcome address and helped honor each graduate with gifts and words of encouragement.
Ignacio High School Graduate, Torrica Howe and her boyfriend, Carlos Herrera enjoy the dinner at the 19th Annual Education Recognition Ceremony.
Southern Ute Tribal Councilwoman and Treasurer, Marge Barry presents Ebonee Gomez with an embroidered Pendleton blanket in recognition of her graduating from Ignacio High School.
Johnson-O’Malley Committee member, Shyida Howe embraces 2021 High School Graduate, Emilia Price during the 19th Annual Education Recognition Ceremony.
Lynda Grove-D’Wolf was honored at the 19th Annual Education Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, August 14. D’Wolf earned an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz. She graduated in spring of 2021 and was this year’s guest speaker at the education banquet held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. The Southern Ute Education Department and the Johnson-O’Malley Committee presented plaques and Pendleton blankets to each graduate — recognizing their academic accomplishments.
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
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The 19th Annual Education Recognition Ceremony was hosted in the Sky Ute Casino Resort’s Event Center on Saturday, August 14. The banquet honored and recognized over 30 graduates, from high school to doctorate programs. Each graduate was recognized for their educational achievements, the Southern Ute Education Department and the Johnson-O’Malley Committee presented plaques, art and Pendleton blankets to each graduate. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony was limited to in person attendance, but the event center was still filled with cheers and applauds for each of the graduate’s accomplishments.  

 

2021 GRADUATES AND HONOREES

2021 High School Graduates 

  • Peyton Baker                                     Ignacio HS 
  • Andrea Bean                                        Aledo HS 
  • Marcus Bean                                       Aledo HS 
  • Jazmin Carmenoros                          Ignacio HS 
  • Jeremy Carmenoros                          Ignacio HS 
  • Marisa Carmenoros                           Ignacio HS 
  • Christopher J. Cloud                   Goal Academy  
  • Jawadin Corona                                 Ignacio HS 
  • Joseph Garcia                                   Ignacio HS 
  • Ebonee Gomez                                 Ignacio HS 
  • Alexandra GoodTracks                       Onate HS 
  • Amanda Henderson                           Ignacio HS 
  • Ayana Hight                                      Bayfield HS 
  • Gerald Howe                                      Ignacio HS 
  • Nathaniel Howe                                Bayfield HS 
  • Torrica Howe                                     Ignacio HS  
  • January Murray                          Uintah River HS 
  • Jeremiah Najar                               Montrose HS 
  • Emilia Price                                      Ignacio HS 
  • Jerrika Rarick                                   Ignacio HS  
  • Cadell Thompson                       Goal Academy 
  • Christopher Toledo                      Bloomfield HS 
  • Ouray Watts                                   Durango HS 

Certificate 

  • Rhonda PriceCertificate, Digital Media Marketing, Central New Mexico Community College, Fall 2020 
  • Coven WhiteCertificate, Digital Media Marketing, Central New Mexico Community College, Fall 2020 
  • Stephanie MedinaCertificate, Cancer Information Management, Eastern Iowa Community College, Fall 2020 
  • Cloe SeibelCertificate, Baking/Pastery Arts, Moraine Valley Community College, Spring 2021 

Associates 

  • Faith Frost Associate of Arts, Integrated Studies, Central New Mexico Community College, Fall 2020 
  • Jeriah KennedyAssociate of Arts, Business Administration, San Juan College, Fall 2020 
  • Kelsi MonroeAssociate of Arts, Liberal Arts, San Juan College, Spring 2020 
  • Keyana Valdez – Associate of Arts, Psychology, Pueblo Community College, Spring 2021 

Bachelors 

  • Gabrielle HerreraBachelor of Arts, Criminology, Fort Lewis College 

Masters 

  • Jacob GarlickMaster of Arts, Political Science, University of Colorado Denver, Fall 2020 

Doctorate 

  • Lynda Grove-D’WolfHonorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Prescott College, Spring 2021 

 

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