Mission High School celebrates commencement
ST. IGNATIUS — Mission High School celebrated its graduating class of 31 students in an indoor ceremony to avoid the rain on Saturday afternoon in St. Ignatius.
Speaking before the audience were valedictorian Emily Hawkins, salutatorian Allyson Umphrey, and the honorary guest speaker, retired MHS science teacher John Ligas.
Ligas urged the graduates to remember as they moved forward onto the next phase of their life to take the time out to “look up at the blue sky” and “be kind.”
Athletic Director Stuart Grant announced Charles Adams and Madyson Currie were the 2022 recipients of the Outstanding Senior Athletes of the Year Award.
The Mission Bulldog Class of 2022 were collectively awarded $701,000 in scholarships.
The 2022 Mission High School graduates include: Charles Adams, Cheyenne Kaylee Alanis-Taylor, Matthew Broughton, Justin Louis Brown, Kayden M. Carter, Nicholas P. Connors, Maysa Couture, Madyson Currie, Alyssia Rae Dillard, Kody James Dillard, Jazmin E.M. Druffel, Isaiah Fields, Shayden Friedlander, Emily Hawkins, Deago James Hostetler, Rudolph John King, Landry Patton Leishman, Hunter D. Linsebigler, William T. Long, Tommy Van Mahseelah, Siarra L. Mattson, Ross R. McPherson, Domminick Wayne Paulsen, Ashlee Jean Peterson, Jadence Richard Eugene Peone, Alexandria Anastasia Joan Quequesah, Dustin Hunter Trimble, Shelby P. Tryon, Ahni O. Umphrey, Allyson Michelle Umphrey, and Michael Daniel Wheeler.