Page 3 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - July 2017
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GRADS Roberta Youckton selects flowers to honor her parents for their Phillips for the John and
support at the senior graduation ceremonies. Mary Setterstrom Highest
From page 1 GPA Award. Lisa said this
and assistance to the tribal demonstrated how well they and being confident in what important award is given
members. Education is the key paid attention to what was you do; fire represents desire to graduating seniors who
to building a strong group of being taught to them. that fuels high performance achieve the highest GPA.
young adults to become the and also is hunger, energy,
future leaders of our tribe. Speakers were invited to enthusiasm, passion and n Tony Medina, Youth
congratulate the seniors on purpose; and focus is what Center Manager, congratulated
After the blessing of the becoming our future leaders. you direct your attention to the graduating seniors.
food by Dan Jones, graduating They also offered words of and what creates the biggest
seniors and elders were served advice for finding success and impact. n Rachel Mendez, Higher
first, followed by everyone who deciding on a career choice: Education Coordinator,
came to witness the event. n Lisa Miles, Lucky discussed what her program
Fish, chicken and other food n Rodney Youckton spoke Eagle Casino Interim has to offer to tribal members.
selections were offered. There of using the three ā€œFā€™sā€ in CEO, recognized Matthew She encouraged everyone
also was a beautiful cake made creating their future: faith in Esselstrom and Robert to strive toward the goal of
by Stephanie Floth for dessert. your own abilities and skills receiving a higher education.
She announced some grads
It also is important to already have been accepted to
recognize the families, college. Her announcement
mentors and everyone who was met with thunderous
helped the students achieve applause.
their dreams of graduation
and furthering their higher There also was a slideshow
education. Each grad received presentation of the graduates.
flowers to honor their families It was wonderful to witness
for their support. the growth of each graduating
senior through fun pictures.
During the awards The seniors shared who they
ceremony, a question and wanted to thank most.
answer was developed for each
senior to earn their gift. This Pendleton blankets were
was new and assisted the young given to each student. Shoni
adults to strengthen their Pannkuk, a Chehalis Tribal
knowledge of their journey to Business Committee member,
get this point of their life. They and staff presented blankets
to the graduates as they were
called onto the stage.

Head Start ceremony celebrates children 2017 HEAD START
GRADUATING CLASS
Head Start children were eyes beamed with pride as they diplomas. So many special ā€“ Back row from
greeted by the sounds of the watched their little ones march memories were created during left: Teachers Nicole
Chehalis Canoe Family singing onto the stage. This gathering the evening evening. Postlewait, Mireya
and drumming as they took the was important to recognize their Arellano and Gisa
stage on June 14 at Great Wolf work and the success of the Head Best wishes for the graduates Goldston; Atrayu Wilder,
Lodge. Start Program. as they start kindergarten in the Calen Moore, Virginio
fall. Many staff members agreed Chavelas, Losia Gisa,
The celebration was filled Children smiled proudly that they will miss their smiles! Marivella Mendez,
with family, friends, staff and when their names were called But most of all, good luck in the Samuel McCormack,
community members. Their and came forward to receive future. Prince Adams, Micheal
Bangs, Kenneth Anthony
Daniels, teacher Alisha
Hosford and Director
Mary DuPuis. Middle
row: Emma Youckton,
Asher Morrow, McKinzy
Kinkade, Bradyn Lopez-
Palmer, Danica Garcia,
Javier Sanchez, Alexis
Dixon, Freddie Sanchez
and Kiara Dixon. Front
row: Timothy Conway,
Myles Cayenne, Coleton
Youckton, Preston
Youckton, Briella
Cantrell, Eddie Mendez-
Castro, Vincent Visaya
and Hawk Wittwer.
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