It’s a time to celebrate all the accomplishments of our amazing senior class and wish them well as they begin a new chapter in their lives.
The graduation ceremony for the Bonners Ferry High School seniors will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 11am at the football field. Principal Kevin Dinning said that this is a change from what was previously a 1pm ceremony, a change that was precipitated by a desire to have more family time between the ceremony and the senior class’s all-night party.
Speaking at this year’s ceremony will be Valedictorian Connor Claphan and Salutatorian Caleb Petersen. According to Dinning, there will also be a guest speaker who is voted upon by the students and graduation committee.
While it is still unknown what the plans are for the members of this year’s graduating class, last year’s class of 100 graduates had 30 students who went onto a two-year college, 41 went to a four-year university, one attended a vocational school, eight enlisted in the military and 20 students went directly into the workforce.
This year’s class has 85 graduates, a handful of whom have already enlisted in the military, eager to serve their country. And it’s a group that has impressed Dinning.
“They are an extremely well-rounded group of students,” said Dinning. “They have a unique ability to interact with several peer groups.”
Mark your calendar for June 1 as we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of these students and wish them well as they begin the next chapter in their lives!
Please note that in the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the Boundary County Middle School gymnasium.