“We all made it–not only graduation, but high school!” Baraga Valedictorian Sonja Welch told her classmates at commencement on Friday, May 22, 2015. “We’ve always had each other to depend on.” The Class of 2015 included 32 graduates who marched with the girls in purple and the boys in black, representing their class colors. Welch expressed her gratitude for teachers, parents and friends, including her mom, Baraga school board member Sarah Maki, who “without her I wouldn’t be the person I am today”. Welch stood out among her classmates with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She was also active in sports and other school activities and the president of the National Honor Society. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at ourlocal retailers..