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Congrats, Bristol Bay high school graduates

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Bristol Bay area schools wrapped up the final round of commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

As the school year winds down, Bristol Bay's high school seniors are graduating. 

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Senator Dan Sullivan was the commencement speaker for the Bristol Bay Borough School District.

Schools hosted a variety of speakers, including everyone from school board members to state officials; Senator Dan Sullivan gave the commencement address for the Bristol Bay Bourough School District. In Dillingham, Andria Budbill gave the commencement address. 

"The class of 2018 is connected," she said. "They’re connected to me, to this school, to their community, and to each other. Some are connected through family, but all are connected through shared experiences, which is an extremely strong bond. Like I said earlier, you might not remember much about today, but you will remember who was here with you, and what that connection felt like." 

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Tatyana Zackar was Igiugig School's entire class of 2018.

Commencement ceremonies in the bay began in April, and the last round was held this weekend.

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Casey Konukpeok was the valedictorian at Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok.

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Abigail Johnson receives her diploma at Koliganek School's graduation.

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Christopher Tucker receives a garland from family during the Dillingham commencement ceremony.