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By Michael Barrett

Class of 2019: Red Lake Nation College Graduation Ceremony held at Red Lake Casino Event Center


RED LAKE, MN – On Thursday, May 23, 2019 beginning at 11 AM, the Grand March began with the Red Lake Nation College Drum Group, featuring the Red Lake Nation Color Guard and Royalty, RLNC Graduates, and RLNC President, Board of Regents and staff and faculty.

Lucas Bratvold gave the Opening Prayer and welcome, followed by acknowledgement of visitors and guests by Linda Bedeau, a congratulations message by Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., remarks by RLNC President Dan King, Commencement Speaker James Vukelich, Valedictorian Wesley Jourdain and Student Speaker Karyn Jourdain.

Scholarships and awards were presented from Paul Bunyan Communications, the Glenda Martin Congratulatory Scholarship and the Donovan Sather Scholarship.

Graduates receiving degrees were; Wesley Jourdain, Allison Graves, Lucus Fox, Josh Neadeau, Shannon Clark, Ashley Cook, Leigh Garrigan, Hillary Gurneau, Raven Isham, Karyn Jourdain, Tammy Lussier-Roy and Lindsey Westbrook.

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