Curry Pilot

Brookings-Harbor High School (BHHS) will celebrate the achievements of 117 new graduates at the annual ceremony 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Elmer Bankus Field, the BHHS football and track and field stadium.

BHHS Principal Lisa Dion, Brookings-Harbor School District (BHSD) Superintendent Sean Gallagher, and select school board members will present honors for academic excellence. This year’s valedictorians are Nathaniel Barnard, Jonathan Kleespies, Mayce McCollum, and Kaylee Strain. Salutatorian is Aynika Nelson.

Former Azalea Middle School math teacher Dave Carroll will present the keynote address. The graduates will also honor classmate Edgar Omar Canales, who died after a battle with brain cancer in 2017.

Dozens of students will graduate on Saturday with more than a high school diploma, having already earned certifications or credits toward college degrees. BHSD partnered with higher education institutions for dual credit and career training opportunities such as Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC), Oregon Institute of Technology, Southern Oregon University, and others.

BHHS students can take classes and receive certifications, such as the Allied Health Certificate in partnership with SOCC, the CompTIA Professional Information Technology certificates, and graphics and digital media art professional software certificates.

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