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Class of 2009. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Class of 2009
Valedictorian Jackson Priddis gives his speech.

Joel Eskelsen. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Joel Eskelsen
Former Big Piney football coach Joel Eskelsen came from Tennessee to give the Commencement Address.

Big Piney Choir. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Big Piney Choir
The Big Piney Choir sang several choral selections.

Graduates. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Graduates
43 Seniors graduated this year for the Big Piney Class of 2009.

Big Piney Punchers. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Big Piney Punchers

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Big Piney High School Graduation - Class of 2009
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
May 28, 2009

Big Piney High School held commencement services for the Class of 2009 on Tuesday, May 26th. Forty-three seniors graduated.

The Big Piney High School band played Pomp and Circumstance as graduates filed into the packed gymnasium. The Big Piney Choir sang several songs during the program. Dr. David Burnett gave the Welcome and later did the presentation of the awards. Former Big Piney football coach, Joel Eskelsen, returned to Big Piney from Tennessee to give the Commencement Address.

Valedictorian: Jackson Cowley Priddis
Salutatorian: Kailey Nicole Barlow
Class Colors: Red and Silver
Class Flowers: Columbine, Blue Rose
Class Songs: "Swing Life Away" by Rise Against, "Times Like These" by Jack Johnson
Class Motto: "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward

Presentation of Awards: Dr. Darcy Turner and Rich Anderson
Presentation of Seniors: William Schlepp
Presentation of Diplomas: Dr. David Burnett, Kurt Meeks

2009 Graduates
Heath Michael Anderson
Matthew Edward Armstrong
Kailey Nicole Barlow
Terry Lee Belew
Jacob Wayne Berry
Matthew Jeffery Brady
Joseph Charles Brooke
Cody Philip Chatelain
Mary Dawn Colton
Brittney Roxanna Virgina Crawford
Oscar Ramon Delgado Lopez
Joseph Aston Eiden
Clinton Jonathan Foster
Tabitha Foster
Brittney Ann Gorman
Christopher Keith Hawley
Shonda Alexandra Marla Lynn Hill
Benjamin Ryan Howard
Katie Iline Hufstetler
Jennifer Marie Jenks
Megan Marie Johnson
James Dammon Jones III
Brandy Jo Kosmann
Shawn Douglas Kozeal
Shelby Lynn Lewis
Haley Jorden Lockwood
Chelsea Marie Molitor
Alexis Moreno Gutierrez
Evan Scott Murphy
Richard Michael Murphy
Zachary Emmet Nenna
Cameron Jon Pedersen
Laurie Julin Petric
Jackson Cowley Priddis
Colt Cassidy Quintard
Loida Berenice Ruiz Duran
Michael Dean Shields
Jimmy Howell Sims
Alyssa Lynn Smith
Patrick Timothy Tolton
James Michael Tune
Cassle Faul Urbigkit
Hilary Rose Whitman

Professional photographer Tara Bolgiano, Blushing Crow Photography, took photos of graduation. Click on this link to go to her website to purchase pictures: www.blushingcrow.com (Click on "Proofing", agree to the copyright notice, then go to events to the Big Piney Graduation gallery.)

Click on this link for a printable PDF of the graduation program (4 pages, 801K PDF)

Photos by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!



Line Up. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Line Up
The graduates lined up outside before the ceremony.

Grand Processional. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Grand Processional
The students entered the gymnasium to "Pomp and Circumstance," played by the Big Piney High School Band.

Valedictorian Priddis. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Valedictorian Priddis
Jackson Priddis plans to attend Brigham Young University and get a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

William Schlepp. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
William Schlepp
Mr. Schlepp introduced Joel Eskelsen for the Commencement Address. The School Board was seated to his left.

Joel Eskelsen talks to the seniors. Photo by Dawn Ballou Pinedale Online.
Joel Eskelsen talks to the seniors
Joel Eskelsen tells the seniors to live their lives so as not to become someone with "an asterix by their name," a reference to athletes who have done things to compromise their sports achievements.

High School Singers. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
High School Singers
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

James Tune Award. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
James Tune Award
(L to R): Dr. Darcy Turner and Rich Anderson present an award to Senior James Tune.

All Walks of Life. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
All Walks of Life
Graduates expressed their individuality and unique personalities in subtle ways during the commencement ceremony.

Jake Berry. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Jake Berry
Jake received a scholarship from Questar. He plans to attend the University of Wyoming in the fall.

Cass Urbigkit. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Cass Urbigkit
Cass Urbigkit receives his diploma from Dr. Burnett. He plans to study business and political science at the University of Wyoming, then law school.

Patrick Tolton. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Patrick Tolton
Patrick plans to become a professional freestyle skier and to study at Western Washington University in studio art philosophy.

Family Reception. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Family Reception
There was a reception to honor the graduates and their families in the cafeteria after the ceremony.

Graduation Cake. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Graduation Cake

Jimmy Sims. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Jimmy Sims
Senior Jimmy Sims worked especially hard for his diploma and proudly shows it off to his family.

After Graduation Party. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
After Graduation Party
Graduates were treated to an After-Graduation Party with pizza, music, prizes and more. Local businesses always generously donate goodies for the senior party.

All Grown Up. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
All Grown Up
Many of these students have gone through 13 years of school together in Big Piney.
  
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