Anacortes High School’s Class of 2013 were awarded renewable awards including first-year scholarships worth nearly $1.5 million. About $613,942 of that came from local scholarships and service club awards.
Who am I?
Where am I going?
How will I get there?
Those are the three questions that guided Anacortes High School seniors through four years to the culmination of high school — graduation. The district’s goal is for all students to use those questions and to graduate being “college and career ready.”
“Regardless of their direction, our goal at Anacortes High School is to provide our graduates with the experiences that contribute to sound academic preparation, emotional growth and development of citizenship — ultimately preparing them for a very dynamic and competitive global workforce that lies ahead,” AHS Principal Jon Ronngren said at the graduation ceremony Friday.
The Salvation Army, in partnership with the Anacortes School District and the community, is preparing for its 13th annual Ready to Learn Fair set for August.
Right now, cash donations are needed so they can bulk order school supplies in June. They are also in need of used clothing in good condition.
On Friday, Mitchell Babarovich will follow in the steps of his father when he crosses the stage to accept his diploma from Anacortes High School.
He’ll also be following in the footsteps of his grandfather and great-grandmother.
Mitchell is the fourth generation of his family to graduate from Anacortes High School.
His great-grandmother, Mae (Rydberg) Babarovich, graduated in 1936, his grandfather, John (Pat) Babarovich graduated in 1963 and his father, Dave Babarovich graduated in 1986.
The 1936 yearbook featured a photo of Mae and some information about her. “‘Jackie,’ as her friends call her, loves the outdoors, with hiking as her favorite hobby. Another pastime of hers is swimming. As far as her future plans are concerned, they are still in the future.”
The students of the Class of 2013 will step up to the podium at Williams Gymnasium Friday to receive their diplomas from Anacortes High School.
The 2013 Commencement Ceremony is at 7 p.m. in the high school’s gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are required for admission to the graduation ceremony due to the limited seating capacity of the gym. There will be seating available for those who do not have tickets in Brodniak Hall, where a live feed will be shown on a large screen.
Graduation will be streamed live online. To watch, go to ahs.asd103.org.
Photo: Girl Scout Troop 52101 donated $100 worth of cookie sale funds to purchase toys for Summit Assistance Dogs. In the front row, from left are Samantha Koals, Alyssa Jensen and Ava Hightower. In the middle with the orange toy is Margaret Johnston. In back are Lillian Rue, Jennifer Spurling, Ella Severin and Elizabeth Koals. Summit dog Campbell takes advantage of the doggie bed in front, and next to Elizabeth is Dogs On Call member Nabi.