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Standing ovations given at graduation ceremony

Impassioned speeches marked occasion


People take photos after the class of 2018 flips their mortar board tassels. - Scott Hunter photos

It was not the usual graduation Saturday at Lake Roosevelt High School, where announcements of honors and awards earned by graduates, important as they are, were outshone by speeches that honored faculty and staff and told of the determination of the young about to overcome all obstacles.

For Khani Priest, obstacles overcome have steeled her resolve to make it and to help others know that they can too.

"I'm talking to you not only as salutatorian of my class, but also as a Native American student who has carved her own path," she said, after noting that she has experienced the effects of al...

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