2008 Senior Recognition Banquet

Congratulations Richfield Residential Hall Class of 2008! We are all so proud of you. It took years of hard work and dedication to get to this point in your life. Only now, do you realize that it is a beginning, and not and end. We have confidence that you will go forth and do great things!

On Thursday, May 22nd, we held our annual Senior Recognition Banquet. This event is the highlight of the year for so many in our community. Some of those in attendance were the RRH Graduating Class of 2008 (Clarenda Begaye, Candice Bekay, Kimora Bizahaloni, Deidra Greymountain, Joshua Harvey, Tylor Ketchum, Bee Jay Lee, and Robert Thinn Jr.) with their parents and family members; Members of the Richfield Residential Hall Governing Board (Stanley Yazzie, Bill Cly, Nora Tallman); Members of the Sevier School District Board of Education (Don Naser, Jack Hansen, John Johnson, Tom Hales); Sevier School Distric Superintendent, Brent Thorne; Assistant Superintendent, Myron Mickelson; Sevier School District Title VII Indian Education Coordinator, Gail Albrecht; South Sevier High School Principal, Bruce Dougla; Richfield High School Assistant Principal, Richard Barton; Richfield High School Counselor, Rick Pruitt; Retired RRH Director, Boyd Keisel; and the staff of Richfield Residential Hall. We would like to express our appreciation to all who attended this event to how support to our graduating seniors. Your attendance is a clear demonstration of your commitment and dedication to our students and our program. Without you, and your support, these kids could not succeed. Thank you!

yazzie-kiesel.JPG Mr. Stanley Yazzie, RRH Governing Board President, addresses the Class of 2008 as Mr. Boyd Keisel (retired RRH Director) looks on. Mr. Yazzie and Mr. Keisel shared great messages with us on this night, and reminded us to always, “Remember Who You Are.”

candice.JPG RRH Student Body President, Candice Bekay expressed her appreiation to the parents in the audience for making the sacrifice to send their students to Richfield so that they could get the best education possible. She also thanked her “second family,” the Richfield Resdiential Hall Staff for all of the sacrifices that they make for the students each year.

beejay-kimora.JPG Bee Jay Lee and Kimora Bizahaloni express appreciation to the staff and parents and provide an introduction to a video presentation prepared by Robert Thinn Jr.

staci.JPG RRH Junior, Staci DeMarrias, volunteered to stay in Richfield for an extra day to honor the graduates with a beautiful violin solo. We are so grateful to Staci and her parents for making this sacrifice for us. It was awesome!
senior-gifts.JPG The Class of 2008 received many gifts from the staff of RRH.


The highlight of the evening for may of us is the amazing food! John Judd and the San Rafael Works Cowboy Catering Company make the best meal around. We were all treated to a delicious meal that included a huge ribeye steak, grilled shrimp, dutch oven potatoes, dutch oven carrots, salad, rolls, and apple caramel cake for desert. Thanks, John. You did such a good job that many of us are still full!

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