St. Ignatius graduates class of 2011
ST. IGNATIUS—Valedictorian Adessa Durglo said she always considered herself a loner. That is until she met her classmates at St. Ignatius High School.
“Now my wolf pack has grown by 21,” Durglo said.
The 22 graduates comprising this year’s graduating class of 2011 have much to be proud of. Their accomplishments include state championships, individual state titles and winning numerous scholarships. The class was awarded a total of $416,790 scholarship dollars.
Durglo was named the Outstanding Senior Athlete and was awarded several scholarships, including the Rocky Mountain Scholarship worth $48,000.
“We will be the future leaders of this country. We will be the ones making the difference,” said Salutatorian Trail Bundy-McClure, who shared that his class has logged 520 hours of community service. “We are already improving the world around us.”
Bundy-McClure told his class that when they do go out into the world to make their difference, to live without fear of failure or regret.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day that says I will try again,” he said.
Guest speaker Ben Corral told the class and the crowd, “Everyone has put 1,000 percent into each child here.”
“I know Mrs. Easter is smiling because she had to watch over them on their walks. She still does,” Corral said of the long time St. Ignatius teacher who passed away last year.
“It is through your heart and guidance that guides them through the path they are walking now,” Corral said.
Durglo also gave thanks to Mrs. Easter along with teachers, staff, friends and family.
“This is not goodbye - that is why we have Facebook,” Durglo said. “We will always see each other again because we are a wolf pack.”
Kathrine von Holtum