Twenty-four students receive diplomas
St. Ignatius celebrated the 100th graduating high school class on Saturday as 24 graduates received diplomas.
Joe McDonald graduated from the school in 1951. He was invited to give the graduation address in honor of the centennial. He said the students can achieve their dreams with hard work like many people who have graduated from the school before them. “Your goals can be achieved if you put your mind to it,” he said.
Sophia Tolbert gave the valedictory address saying it wasn’t a day to be sad but to focus on accomplishments. “As the 100th class, I hope we all go on to follow our dreams,” she said. Co-valedictorian Abbey Arlint said graduation was the beginning of their lives.
Salutatorian Brooklin Hunt said she was going to make her speech “short and sweet” before the gym started to get hot. She thanked the community and families: “You all make a big difference in our lives,” she said.
Retiring teachers Susan Batiuchok, with 37 years, and Lloyd Phillips, with 43 years, were both honored for their dedication to teaching.
The Class of 2018:
Levi Alexander II
Michael Durglo III
Mitchel Parker Jr
Mitchel Parker Jr
Levi Alexander: Aunt Gabrielle Alexander, SKC Tuition Waiver, 4-year CSKT Higher Education Scholarship
Abbey Arlint: Dixie State Presidential Scholarship
Augustus Bosley: FVCC Northwest Montana Area Waiver
Warren Castor: GEAR UP/Trio Achievement Grant, Valley Bank Community Scholarship
Meilani Decker: SKC Tuition Waiver, Spokane Tribe Higher Education Grant
Kaleb Durglo: SKC Tuition Waiver, 4-year CSKT Higher Education ScholarshipMichael Durglo: SKC Tuition Waiver, 4-year CSKT Higher Education Scholarship
Sierra Rose Esslinger: Valley Bank Community Scholarship, Portland State University WUE Scholarship
Jessie Girsch: I love MSU Northern Scholarship
Dana Goss-Dickie: PRIDE Foundation, Cultural Diversity AwardBrooklinn Hunt: St. Ignatius Honors Scholar, MUS Honors Scholarship, MSU Award, Ken Rohrenbach/Lake County Job Service, PEO STAR Scholarship, Valley Bank Community Scholarship, Timber Products Manufacturing Association, MSU Northern SkillsUSA ScholarshipColin Linsebigler: SKC Tuition Waiver: 4-year CSKT Higher Education Scholarship
Leila Marsh: Coastal Carolina Scholar Award, Coastal Carolina University Scholar Award, Kleber-Springs Scholarship, Rocky Mountain Twist Family Scholarship, St. Ignatius Fire Department Auxiliary Scholarship, Valley Bank Community Scholarship
Molly McGreevey: Valley Bank Community Scholarship, UM Academic Achievement Award, Blackfoot Telecommunication Scholarship
Victoria Peterson: Valley Bank Community Scholarship, Portland State Univer
sity WUE Scholarship, Portland State Academic Scholarship
Shade Stevens: SKC Tuition Waiver
Sophia Tolbert: St. Ignatius Honors Scholar, Sidney Allard Memorial Scholarship, Mission Valley Masonic Lodge Scholarship, Valley Bank Community Scholarship, Rosemary Miller/ St. Luke’s Scholarship, UM Academic Achievement Scholarship, Muralt Family Foundation Scholarship