Expedition Academy Graduates 16 in Tuesday Commencement Ceremony

Expedition Academy Graduates 16 in Tuesday Commencement Ceremony

Expedition Academy seniors (left to right) Bradyn Boutin, Jayden Brock, Keith Buckendorf and Matthew Chavez enjoy a light moment during the commencement ceremony last night.

GREEN RIVER — Green River’s Expedition Academy bid farewell to the Class of 2022 as 16 graduates celebrated in a commencement ceremony at Lincoln Middle School last night.

Emily Peak got the ceremony underway leading her fellow graduates and their families in a rendition of the national anthem. Zander Sell welcomed everyone to the evening’s events, and Sweetwater County School No. 2 Superintendent Craig Barringer opened the evening with encouraging words about the future.

Graduates Aubrey Morrell, Ceyda Gunduz and Sell shared their memories of growth and support while attending the academy.

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Faculty members Amanda Santhuff and Marisa DeClercq spoke about the challenges and rewards of teaching the Class of 2022, and ribbed Principal Ralph Obray who was charged with editing their graduation speeches.

Obrary shared touching anecdotes about each of the seniors and said while he shares a fondness for every EA class, this particular group of students will always hold a special place in his heart for their fortitude, hard work and friendships.

Kevin Cuthbertson presented the class with its high school diplomas which were handed out by Obray as members of the faculty and SCSD No. 2 Board of Trustees bid them good luck on both sides of the Lincoln Stage.

SweetwaterNOW congratulates the Class of 2022 of Expedition Academy and wishes you all the best for a bright and happy future.