Lake County’s seniors celebrate graduation
LAKE COUNTY — Most of the county experienced celebration spirit last weekend as Polson, Ronan, St. Ignatius, and Arlee high schools all held their graduation ceremonies for the class of 2023. Charlo held their commencement the previous weekend.
Ronan High School kicked off the weekend with their ceremony on Friday, June 2, held in the middle school event center due to some rainy weather. This year’s valedictorian was Leina Ulutoa, with salutatorians Isaac Cantlon, Olivia Heiner, and Dylan Schock. The rest of the graduating class consisted of Lathan Anderson, Grace-Linn Baltz, Ridge Barney, Cloe Barron-Hoover, Kaleigh Benson, Sydney Black Weasel, Maizy Blixt, Lakota Brings Yellow, Dale Brueckmann, Tracee Burland, Trenton Burland, Tia Carpentier, Trinity Carpentier, Caleb Cheff, Mason Clairmont, Dominiq Clark, Lucas Clark, Matthew Coe, Margaret Cordova, Lexis Corum, Tyler Corum, Sierra Cote, Sharissa Couture, JerryLee Daley, Margaret Deming, Kylie DesJarlais, Isabella Devereaux-Trahan, Dylan Dillard, Isabella Dubiel, Kylie Fetui, Skylar Field, and Jaslyn Frost.
Also, Jordan Gatch, Hailey Hakes, Joshua Hoskinson, James Kenelty, Gunnar Lahaug, Logan Lahaug, Hunter Learn, Monique Learn, Isaiah Lefthand, Mystery Little, Chenoa Mathias, Robert McCrea Jr., Sadie Michaud, MiKenzie Morigeau, Tyariah Morigeau, Brett Myers, Angelene Paca, Madison Perry, Novalee Pierre, Jackson Plouffe-Jore, Alyssa Pretty On Top, Destiny Reed, Jesse Richey, Eowyn Rumpel, Natyus Runsabove, Hannah Sander, Kysis Santos, Wyatt Simpson, Jayson Sinclair, Adam Smith, Shania Smith, Molly Spotted Eagle, Remi Stalheim, Harlee Stokes, Mollena Sydnor, Aspen Taber, Elijah Tonasket, Gracie Trahan, Peterson Watkins, LouRasia Weatherwax, Nora Webster, Madison Woodward, Bethany Workman, Jeremy Wyena, Brogan Youngren, Jesse Zepeda, and Luke Zetterstrom.
Polson High School started off Saturday’s ceremonies with an impressive lineup of student speakers and valedictorians in Linderman Gym. Addison Quin Bahr and Rylie Cass Dupuis both delivered senior speeches, Jelaysia Elaine Lavonne Forman-Webster and Jarrett Dean Wilson announced awards and distinctions, Piper Lynn Hoxie and Aspen Rose McKee both delivered valedictory speeches, and Tia Golden Mercer and Clara Josephine Todd spoke as Masters of Ceremony.
The rest of this year’s PHS Class of 2023 included Ilysia Rae Adams, Kaija Jade Adams, Seth Edward Anderson, Amerie ‘Akluka Askan, Ryken James Bisson, David Keegan Dean Bjorge, Archer Isaac Brown, Tyneesha Rayne Brown, Dagon Stephen Burkhart, Noah Joseph Carlin, Shelby Jesse James Carpentier, Ryder Navidad Catudio, Alexander Gregory Clairmont, Kai Sierra Clifford, Giovanni Christoph Cole, John Patrick David, Shawn Paul Davis, Peyton Scott Devlin, Dominic Joseph DiGiallonardo, Dawson Alexander DuMont, Rylie Issabella Skyann Dupuis-Shortman, Pietro Durando, Trent Josh Dwelle, Mirakai Elaine Forman, Matthew Riley Harbin, Riley Mason Harbin, Mila Angela Rain Hawk, Cassidy Marshall Hendricks, Griffin Alexander Humble, Cymian Craig Kauley, Jaren William Keene, Christopher Matthew Lake, Mazzie Marie Leifson, Austin Allen Leonard, Edward Allen Thomas Little, Braydon Charles Hasting Luikart, Brian Dasan Lyles, and Peyton Xavier Lytton.
Also, Emily Roseanna Matt, Owen Patrick McElwee, DelRay Gray McGuire, Gage Thomas McMillan, Shane Triplett Monatukwa, Hope Aleaha Morrison, Victoria Lyn Niblack, Ansley Kohler Nordberg, Kashton Layne Olson, Alisha Finley Ortlandt, Karli Ann Owens, Isabella Ann Paul, Daniel Shae Peterson, Trey Randy Peterson, Layla Belle Reese, Trista Lova Sue Ricciardi, Hakyla Korenza Riggs, Noah Jacob Roberts, Christian Lawrence Ruther, Brayden James Scott, Bridger Rose Seifert, Grace Lynn Simonich, Madelynn Marie Simpson, Drifter Rye Skillicorn, Kendall Ashden Straub, Lucas Finley Targerson, Dillon James Taylor, Shylei Marie Tenas, Alva Rose Todd, Casey Stephen Lance Trosper, Noah Bradley Trosper, Lucy Isabella Violett, Ashtyn Taylor Wagner, Aryia Maylee Wall-Rodriguez, Caitlyn Grace Marie Ward, Tyler Reece Wenderoth, Scout Rya Madison Wenzel, Colter Jay Wilson, Trent Kirby Wilson, Teegan Marie Yonker, and Hollie June Johns Young.
Next came St. Ignatius High School’s commencement at noon. Elaina Keast and Cassidy Orr were celebrated as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. The rest of the graduating class of 30 students included Carmine Adams, Chance Bockman, Nirada Courville, Emaurice Flat Lip, Nicholas Frost, Winter Gopher, Natalie Grant, Tre Heath-LaFrombois, Natalie Helser, Cedar Hunt, Zoran LaFrombois, Alexis LaMere, Kadynce Morgan, Isaac Martel, Kellen McClure, Joshua McGonigle, Erich Mitchell-Morigeau, Kenneth Ness, Kooper Page, Leo Pierce, Andrew Rush, Canyon Sargent, Mason Smith, Gabriel Smith, Kariah Thomas, Lettie Umphrey, Bryce Umphrey, and Matthew Watters.
The final school celebrating graduations was Arlee High School. Graduates walked the stage to receive their degrees after celebrating their successes two days prior with a graduation pow wow. A pair of twin sisters topped the academic success for their graduating class, with Jerny Rhen Crawford earning Valedictorian and Aiden Rheid Crawford earning Salutatorian.
The rest of the Arlee class of 2023 included Kolby Ryan Belcourt, Princess Alayciah Jada Rae Bolen, Tucker Alan Brown, Patience Valeriana Bunce, Saryn Corbin Joseph Coates, Jordan Robert Corona, Charley Wyn Crawford, Dixie Dare Cyrus Martinez, Hephation Lee Davidson Ransom, Karli Brunner Doerr, Trinity Lynn Falkenstein, McKaryss Rontaine Fisher, Joshua Troy Fuss, Lukus Tylir Garwood, William David Ishler, Xaria Cathleen Jacobson, Brianna Rose Kellmer, Taeleia Krystale Means, Garrett Thomas O’Connor, Hyrum Gregory Osberg, Raven Gloria Parson, Shyla Ilene Schlieker, Larenz Anthony Smallboy, Luella Anarayne Swaney, Grace Marie Sween, Lark Kathleen Thomas, and Meghan Adeline Upton.
Finally, Charlo High School celebrated a graduating class of 15 the prior weekend with ample scholarships awarded. Sidney Bauer was awarded valedictorian, and Hayleigh Smith salutatorian. The rest of the 2023 graduating class included Bennan Andersen, Brody Black, Kemrie Cross, Stephen Ioli, Tucker Love, Nickolas Marquez, Blain Nikiforuk, Keaton Piedalue, Kristy Porter, Cody Posio, Stetson Reum, Augustus Shrider, and Payton Smith.
Congratulations to each and every student in the Class of 2023. You did it!