Sunday, June 11, 2006

Native American Graduation

On June 8, I attended the Native American graduation at Northern Quest Casino. My friend Deb Abrahamson has sponsored these events for the last 10 years to honor Native graduates whether they complete a GED, graduate from high school, or receive their doctorate. It's a wonderful opportunity to encourage academic excellence in the Native American community in the Spokane area.

I felt such an honor to stand side by side with graduates from our community, including some of my former students, like Luke Wynecoop. Isaiah Wynne wrote a very touching poem about acceptance and several people sang some very moving songs.

Thanks Deb for this inspiring event!

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