KBOCC celebrates graduating class of 2024

DEGREES IN HAND–Happy graduates thank their teachers and mentors for helping them to graduate and earn the knowledge that will undoubtedly serve them positively later in life. The colors are held above, making an arch for the graduates to symbolically move through onto the next step in their journey. There’s no telling what they’ll do now, the world is theirs.

by Porter Davis
As another semester comes to a close, the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) celebrates the graduating class of 2024. The entire community showed their
pride and joy for the successes and graduates this year, as they on reflect what can be accomplished when one puts their mind to something. This year’s graduates and teachers
have been hard at work earning their degrees and certificates together. Although a  ceremony in the rain may have been unique, it probably wouldn’t have been the most comfortable for most of the graduates in their finest clothes and makeup. Originally planned for the powwow grounds, the graduation ceremony was moved into the Niiwin
Akeaa Center where it was dry and easily accessible for the supporting friends and families. At least with the indoor venue, the acoustics were good for the local Woodland Singers
drum group. The Honors and Commencement Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 5 p.m. The ceremony began with two songs from the Woodland Singers, as the colors were posted by the KBiC Honor Guard. Following the Honor Guard, graduates and staff were led into the gymnasium and took their seats before an introduction from Kathleen Smith, and an invocation by Donald Chosa. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.