Graduation for Rangely High seniors is Sunday

RANGELY I What stands out about this year’s Rangely High School graduation ceremony, aside from the accomplishments of the class being graduated, is its concurrence with another notable weekend event: Memorial Day.
“It’s unusual to have graduation on Memorial Day weekend,” said Rangely Junior-Senior High School (RJSHS) administrative assistant Beckey Hume. “We’re thinking it may allow some families to travel. It’s just a little harder on some of our (scholarship) presenters to be here that weekend.”
Commencement begins Sunday at 2 p.m. at the RJSHS auditorium.
Valedictorians Chelsea Ficken, Aimee Hogan and Tessa Slagle will speak along with salutatorian Kymberlie Hemphill.
Parkview Elementary School Principal Mike Krueger and Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George will deliver the keynote addresses.
As in past years, the event will recognize graduates’ parents and guardians and award several scholarships: Encana Oil and Gas, Moon Lake Electric Association, W.C. Striegel, Julius and Lomell Poole, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), Stewart Welding and the Rangely Elks Club. The Sarah Nicole Huitt and Douglas B. Chapman awards will also be presented.
Following commencement, graduates plan to move on to work, join the military or attend Colorado Northwestern Community College, Colorado Mesa University, the University of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Fort Hays State University in Kansas and the University of Hawaii.