They believed. They achieved. They did it.
Chemeketa held its 61st commencement ceremony June 20 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion, awarding degrees and certificates to 688 graduates.
“I urge you to use your new knowledge and skills to continue to open your mind to new possibilities,” President Julie Huckestein told the graduates. “Education is power. Use it wisely and no matter what else you do in life, no one can ever take your education away from you.”
Board of Education Chairperson Ron Pittman compared education to his background in insurance sales.
“Insurance helps us manage the risk of uncertainty,” Pittman said. “I can’t say that your education will safeguard you completely, but I have no doubt it will strengthen you ability to respond to hard times and uncertainty.”
Below you can view a commencement highlight video provided by AO Films along with the student highlight video shown during the ceremony.