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By Zoie Koostra

Ovando Graduates Three Eighth Graders


Zoie Koostra, Pathfinder

Iris Swanberg, Macy Williams and Sadie Smith hold up their diplomas as the crowd cheers for them at the end of their eighth grade graduation ceremony.

OVANDO - Ovando Elementary School graduated three eighth graders Wednesday, May 23.

Opening remarks were made by the school's supervising teacher, Leigh Ann Valiton, affectionately known as "Ms. Valley." She said she had always been thankful her own children were boys, until the girls of this year's eighth grade class came along and changed her mind.

Iris Swanberg, Sadie Smith and Macy Williams each participated in school graduation traditions like the reading of their "wills" or what they wish to leave their classmates and teachers with as they leave school, as well as hearing "prophesies...

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