Baraga graduates 24 in challenging times

SPECIAL AWARDS—The Baraga graduation tradition of honoring students who had quietly stood out with their accomplishments and service continued last Friday. Earning special recognition and plaques were, l-r, Richard Geroux, Haley Schjoth, Matthew Tangen, Jaylyne Lindemann, Steven Maki and Bailey Harden.

by Barry Drue
Baraga’s Class of 2021 stepped from the Viking football field to its future on Friday, May 28, 2021. Graduation finally arrived after a difficult but successful battle through the COVID pandemic that initially began with remote education in March of 2020. “It’s been a tough year, guys,” Superintendent Rich Sarau noted before presentation of special administrative and faculty awards for outstanding seniors. Sarau addressed students, staff, parents, families and friends seated before him from the stage on the 50 yard line. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of you. It says a lot for your character, your moxie, your dedication,” Sarau told the graduates. “And my staff this year has been amazing (working through) the obstacles.” To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.