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A supplement to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle • May 25, 2016

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Brewster Brewster High School seniors are (No. 1, from top left) Cade Smith, Raul Olvera, Edger Huerta, Daniella Carillo, Gabby Ortega, Teresa Nila, Elizabeth Bravo, Lourdes Martinez, Mauritza Guzman, Aritzandi Martinez, Arturo Infante, Marla Banda, Eisael Ornelas, Sarah Hernandez, Chris Varlas, Kylee Vargas; (middle zero, from top left) Luis Orozco, Madeline Varrelman, Chance Williams, Whitney Anson, Mitchal Boesel, Miguel Arellano, Ivan Perea, Faviola Pamatz, Esmeralda Guzman, Vanessa Terrones, Andres Zepeda, Cristian Talavera, Martha Martinez, Nancy Garcia, Esmeralda Barboza, Juan Peralta, Juan Guzman; (right zero, from top left) Yuridesiy Cazares, Naly Diaz, Marquette Miller, Daniel Avalos, Jonathon Johnson, Isidro Najera, Jesse Sanchez, Josh Hammons, Dario Orozco, Abraham Orozco, Dulce Ruiz, Julian Medina, Victor Chacon, Yesenia Mendes, Ariana Rios, Drew Dezellem and Cristian Arebalo. Not pictured are Jose Garcia, Jovanni Lucas. This year is Brewster’s 100th graduation.

Graduation set for June 10 Boesel named valedictorian BREWSTER – The 100th graduating class from Brewster High School will participate in commencement exercises at 8 p.m. June 10 on the school’s Memorial Field, 503 S. Seventh St. The valedictorian is Mitchal Boesel and the salutatorian is Marquette Miller.

As of press time, the class motto and flower had not been determined.


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Bridgeport High School seniors are (front, from left) April Lopez, Denisse Hernandez, Anabel Alcantara, Odalys Valdovinos, Daisy Medina, Omar Picazo, Flor Meza, Ana Ramos, Edith Diaz, Xavier Zahn, Jonathan Espinobarros; (second) Obed Medel, Alex Solorzano, Alexa Burch, Carina Hernandez, Adriana Arevalo, Jessica Quezada, Rosa Luna, Viridiana Santana, Leslie Farias, Melissa Garcia, Andrea Sandoval, MaKenna Argo, Mitzy Andrade ,Cristal Dasa, Esmeralda Alvarez-Padilla; (back) Erik Vazquez, Jordan Peart, Celina Martinez, Alexis Saucedo, Daniel Martinez, Martin Trejo, Aldair Lopez, Oren Cox, Emilio Medoza, Lamberto Meza, Carlos Hernandez, Michael Brown and Jose Zarate. Not pictured are Lincoln Hourie, German Martinez, Alba Robles and Almendra Velazquez-Perez.

Bridgeport graduation set for June 3 Trejo named valedictorian



BRIDGEPORT – Seniors will set out on their life’s journey after commencement ceremonies June 3 in the Bridgeport High

School gym, 1220 Kryger St. The ceremony starts at 5 p.m. A guest speaker is planned. Music will be provided by the middle school-high school band, directed by Derek Pulsifer. Class valedictorian is Martin Trejo. The

salutatorian is April Lopez. The class motto is “In the end, all we have left are memories. Bits and pieces of the time we have spent together. No matter how long the time, it will never be enough.”

Congratulations Okanogan and Omak Class of 2016!

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Cougars’ graduation set for June 11



Gillen named valedictorian CURLEW – Commencement ceremonies will be at 5 p.m. June 11 in the Curlew School main gymnasium, 47 Curlew School Road. Class colors will me royal blue and white. The class motto is “This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning,” by Winston Churchill. Valedictorian is Sean Gillen and Kieran Poore is salutatorian.



Curlew High School seniors include, front, from left, Kurstin Kellogg, Cole Sailor, James Reynolds, Jaimee Keenan, Taya Snow.

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Second, Elizabeth Eslick, Daniel Tresham, Kyle Engebretson, Nathan Agent, Andrew Knutz, Elizabeth Jacobs, Kieran Poore, Chance Wheaton. Back, Sean Gillen, Dylan Drennan, Spencer Reiss and Gunner Brown. Not pictured: Samantha Hawn and Kammy Donihue

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May you have the vision to follow your dreams, the wisdom to find your purpose, and the courage to make a difference. And as you move forward through life, remember to do so with integrity and compassion, bringing joy not only to yourselves, but to those around you. Ferry County Public Hospital District would like to congratulate all of the graduating seniors at both the “Republic and Curlew high schools.” This is your time to achieve! Thank you.

Lake Roosevelt


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Lake Roosevelt High School seniors are (front, from left) Ricardo Sanchez, Corban Wilder, Kayley Duclos, Gibson Corral, Jacob Smith, Tanya Ang, Sadi Heilman, Alexis TanphantourathJordan, Baylee Daniels, Areielle White; (middle) Michael Reyes, Scott Abrahamson, Olivia Battise, Leland Ensminger, Dallas Burris, Jordan Charles, Devan Black, Sierra Townsend, Lachelle Bearcub, Robert George; (back) Chance Garvin, Jacob Palmer, Hunter Chapman, Edmund Fenton, Brandon Jordan, Michael Thomas, Kaden Trotter, Bryson Whalawitsa and Taren Redstar. Not pictured are Isaiah Baty, Austin Garcia, Dasarae Garcia, Jayme Jackson, Twila Leith-Monaghan, Falcon Marchand, Jocelyn Moore, Winston Moses, Anissa Ostenberg, Caasi Palmer, Curry Pinkham, Lucinda Stensgar, Joshua Wilder and Paladine Williams.

Raiders hold graduation June 4 COULEE DAM – Seniors at Lake Roosevelt High School will gather one last time as a class for their commencement ceremony, set for 1 p.m. June 4 in the school gym, 505 Crest Drive.

Co-valedictorians Kayley Duclos (left) and Devan Black

Co-salutatorians Olivia Battise (left) and Scott Abrahamson

Photos by Scott Hunter/The Star

Class speakers are Areielle White and Hunter Chapman. Seniors chose “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”

as their class motto. Covaledictorians are Devan Black, whose parents are Brett and Shelly Black, and Kayley Duclos, whose parents are Klendon and Susan

Duclos. Co-salutatorians are Scott Abrahamson, son of Gina Palmer and the late LeRoy Abrahamson, and Olivia Battise, daughter of Louisa Johnson.


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Liberty Bell Liberty Bell High School seniors are (front, from left) Koharu Yonebayashi, Tara Dod, Lily Holston, Chase Vander Yacht, Andrew Reggiatore, Connor Cooley, Charlie Thornton-White, McKenna Barnes; (second) Sylvie LeDuc, Maya Seckinger, Ella Hall, Aden Jones, Claire Waichler, Micah Klemmeck, Danny Rodriguez, Meritt Fink, Trevor Surface; (third) Rowan Post, Cory Diamond, Asa Daniels, Skyler Fitzmaurice, Ben Klemmeck, Geza Sukovaty, Michael Oliver-Curtis; (back) Santana Johnson, Monica Chavey, Julie Schrum, Katlynn Umberger, Jessica Marker and Ethan Williams. Not pictured are Tyson Coleman, Oscar Dominguez, Mollie Houser, Jewel Huntsman, Ivan Johnson, Josh Johnson, Jacob McMillan, KayDee Sims, Sam Thomsen and Blake Yoakum.

Mountain Lions set graduation on June 3 Post named valedictorian WINTHROP — Liberty Bell High School seniors will gather for their commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. June 3 at the school, 18 Twin Lakes Road. The class flower is a rose. The class did not select a motto. Valedictorian is Rowan Post and salutatorian is KayDee Sims.

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Mansfield Mansfield Salutatorian Maria Bustos

Three Mansfield seniors graduate June 11 Slide show planned for commencement ceremony MANSFIELD – The Mansfield High School class of 2016 will graduate at 5 p.m. June 11 in the school gym, 491 Road 114 N.E. Teacher Ric Bayless will speak during the school’s 91 st graduation. His remarks include the annual senior prophesies. A slide show is planned. Maria Bustos is the salutatorian. There is no valedictorian. The class motto is “Chase your dreams, but always know the road that’ll lead you home again,” by Tim McGraw.

Mansfield High School seniors are (from left) Maria Bustos, Zane Salcido and Raquel Solis.


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The 2016 seniors at Okanogan High School include, front, from left, Austin Eastridge, Emmy Lou Engle, Clay Ashworth, Kate Stone, True Downey II, Mariah Flores, Laura Brown, Jasmine Figueroa, Natalie Soriano, Arely Fonseca, Anahi Zabaleta, Stacy Garcia, Matthew LaDouceur, Judy Valentine, Erik George Baker, Drew Autry, Jerin Hennigs, Arnulfo Mercado Jr. and Adrian Carrillo; second, Joe Esquivel, Keanna Egbert, Riley Prescott, Payton Staggs, Mason Guerrette, Zach Chilcote, Toby Pruitt, Lars Weigel, Noah Brooks III, Luis Villanueva, Tony Klepec, Austin Warren, Elora Zimmerman, Tyler Wood, Kendra Bryson, Charmae Lawson, Madilyn Tverberg, Rykar Shaul, Samantha Butler, Feather Monaghan, Chrissa Reeves, Nacole Todd, Kayla Wyllson, Charlie Covey, Peyton Oules and Cayden Diefenbach. Not pictured are Ashlynn Burnette, Mistina Hartney, KD Hatley, Haila Hubbard, Michael Littlegeorge, Cheyenne Mair, Devina Martinez, Jesus Menchaca, Jalen Moses, Johanna Peterson-Gerber, Mahalia Surgeon, Madilyn Tverberg and Brandon Watts.

Bulldogs plan commencement for June 11 Klepec named valedictorian



OKANOGAN – The class of 2016 will bid farewell to Okanogan High School during commencement exercises at 5 p.m. June 11 in Dawson Gym, 244 S. Fifth Ave. Along with Superintendent Richard Johnson and Principal Bob Shacklett, valedictorian Anthony Klepec and salutatorian Kendra Bryson will address the class. Processional and recessional music will be provided by the school band. The class chose the yellow daisy as its

With knowledge of yesterday, experience of tomorrow and the hope of today, we will succeed. Class motto

flower and yellow as its color. The motto is “With knowledge of yesterday, experience of tomorrow and the hope of today, we will

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Omak The 2016 seniors at Omak High School include (front, from left) Michelle Diaz, Justin Kunz, Sarah Chapa, Delaney Lester, Sarah O’Dell, Shyanne Steele, Jesus Zepeda, Ben Kraske, Jag Bains, Keith Matt, Meadow Rain Thompson and D’Angelo Chapa; (second) James Sandoval, Brenda Amezquita, Ashley Summers, Derian Ramirez, Chase Miranda, Cooper Routien, Diana Montes, Baylee George, Jasmine Dickinson, Thane Swan and Graciela Godina; (third) Sidney Ables, Kaelyn Marchand, Cory Predoehl, Cameron Daigneau, Daniel Barrientos, Ronald Dick, Ana Ramirez, Megan Davisson, Nichole Fahey, Dhaya Aleck, Kara Keaton, Tyrell Walter and Gabe Holz; (fourth) Ann Buckner, Brandon Abrahamson, Wyatt Wilson, Brandon Landers, Melissa Quezada, Janice Waters, Kori Jackson, Enrique Polina, Gabe Timentwa, Lexi Dawson, Lexi Pfitzer and Larry Allen; (back) Makayla Sterk, Adrian Harry, Sammie Hoover, Aaron Frank, McKendra Rose, Brooklynn Brown, Dawson Sachse, Danny Gomez, Branden Newman, John Andrew, Nathaniel Lowry and Ericka Zaragoza. Not pictured are Corben Reece Anderson, James Avila, Abigail Bigwolf, Cassandra Birrane, Samantha Burdick, Alice Campbell, Osheana Condon, Bailey Elsberg, Rikki Esquivel, Zachery Fry, Kenneth George, Taylor Godolphin, Marcos Gomez, Santana Hall, James Harris, Livia Hays, William Hays, Cristian Hernandez, Mario You have made your Hernandez-Godina, Seth Hoffpauir, Makayllie Hoover, Adreana Johnson, Amanda Knowles, Lauryn Kopp, Nisha Louis, Steven McNeese, Marylou Michel, Coleton Mills, community proud! James Monaghan, Alexander Neal, Zamantha Palomares, Elizabeth Perez, Nicolas Renteria, Samuel Scroggins, Alissa Struckman, Angela Thomas, Dustin Thorp, Alexander Timentwa, Kinsey Traylor, Charmaine Tulee and Sydnei VanBrunt-Yaksic.

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Graduation set June 11 Kraske named class of 2016 valedictorian The Chronicle OMAK –Omak High School seniors’ final journey into the school as students will be at 1 p.m. June 11 for 2016 commencement. The ceremony will be in the school gym, 20 S. Cedar St., with Principal David Kirk serving as master of ceremonies. The high school band will perform the processional and recessional. A drum group will provide the honor song. Valedictorian Ben Kraske will speak. The salutatorian is Jagteshwer Bains. Seniors selected the school colors of red



and black as their colors. The motto is “Give me but one firm spot on which to stand and I shall move the earth,” by Archimedes.

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Oroville High School seniors include, front, from left, Karla Herrera, Daniel Castrejon, Emmanuel Castrejon, Wendy Barrera; second, Ben Hickman, Jesus Churape, Javier Castillo, Ellamae Burnell, Keila Layata, Kacey Dewitte ; back, Kevin White, Deja Moore, Logan Mills, Charlie Arrigoni, Conner Bocook, Brandon Watkins, Matthew Aubin and Wyatt Dawson. Not pictured: Emily Finsen, Bailey Griffin, Dakota Haney, Scott Hartvig, Juan Lopez, Faith Martin, Luis Reyes, Blake Rise, Mikayla Scott and Blaine Weaver.

Oroville Graduation set June 4 Finsen named valedictorian OROVILLE – The Oroville High School seniors will graduate at 2 p.m. June 4 in the school gym, 1008 Ironwood St. Class colors indigo and silver. The motto is “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The valedictorian is Emily Finsen. Salutatorian is Mikayla Scott. The class flower is cornflower.



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Pateros High School seniors are (front, from left) Irish Easter, Vanesa Figueroa, Iridian Mascote, Erica Osorio, William Hunter, Carlos Cruz, Madison White, (back) Miguel Munoz, Brian Chavez, Ramon Angel, Brittany Dodge, Melissa Gray, Ana Blackburn, Ashton Steggall, Lauren Gelstin, Johan Hernandez, Derek Robinson, Brandy Woodward and Adrian Perez. Not pictured are Shannon Smith and Paola Carrillo.

High school commencement planned for June 4 Gelstin named valedictorian PATEROS – The senior class will say goodbye to high school years during

commencement ceremonies June 4 in the school gym, 344 W. Beach St. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. The valedictorian is Lauren Gelstin. There is no salutatorian.

Seniors selected as their class motto “You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.”


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss

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Republic High School seniors include, front to back, from left, Austin McQuay, Haley McRae, Demi Jo Vaughn, Kailah Nanamkin, Toni Mendonca, Adrian McCarthy, Aaron Helms, Taylor Campbell, Kyle Kurtz, Jordan Gatenby-Hendrix, Aaron Fritts, Andrew Brown, Blake Phillips, Cheyenne McDaniel, Anais Kinziondo (exchange student) Mandeep Sandhu, Sianna Cunningham, Savannah Bowe, Donovan Peckham, Ethan Ioli. Not pictured are Emily Covey-Bonner and Breeonna Riggs.


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REPUBLIC – Commencement ceremonies will be at 1 p.m. June 4 in the school gym, 30306 Highway 20. Class colors or purple, gray and white. The motto is “Don’t be afraid to mix colors,” by Errol Summy. Co-valedictorians are Haley

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Tonasket High School seniors include: front, from left, Alan Quintero, Vanessa Pershing, Alexee Howell, Felicia Orozco, Lorena Martinez, Leslie Guzman, Natalie Stevens. Second, Carlos Abrego, Hugo Sanchez, Christian Garcia Herrera, Bryden Hires, Rade Pilkinton, Azael Herrera-Calderon, Samantha Keller, Nicole Fletcher, Yigit Karaermis. Third, Myra Gayton, Kasey, Silverthorn, Dallin Good, Cayden Field, Trevor Peterson, Zach Lofthus. Fourth, Alyssa Montenegro, Kendra Davisson, Cayden Field, Melanie Christenson, Cassandra Duran, Rachel Silverthorn, Luis Casarrubias. Fifth, Katie Knowlton, Melanie Gronlund, Pablo Chavez, Jevonti Haney-Williams, Devon Kiely. Sixth, Corrina Karrer, Shelby Gilreath, Janelle Catone, Jaden Vugteveen, Shyane Lewis, Leigh Anne Barnes, Nick Crandall. Seventh, Jenna Valentine, Rose Walts, Jordan Hughes, Baillie Hirst, Kyra Whiting, Kasey Nelson, Dylan Douke, Brennon Ramsey.

Graduation set for June 11 Pilkinton named valedictorian TONASKET – Commencement ceremonies will be at 2 p.m. June 11 in the Tonasket High School gym, 30 E. Highway 20. Leading up to the seniors’ final ceremony will be baccalaureate at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church, 1 Stanton Loop Road (east of town off Havillah Road). A senior breakfast is planned for 7 a.m. June 9 in the Youth Center adjacent to the high school. For graduation, School Board members will hand out diplomas. The class motto is “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit

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