By 509J Communications

Bridges High School graduates arrived early at the Performing Arts Center. The class of 22 was supported by their friends, family members, and the community as they prepared to finish off their time in high school.

The day marked the end of one chapter, but the beginning of the next chapter in their lives.

Among those in attendance were, JCSD 509J Administrators including Superintendent Jay Mathisen, Board of Education Directors, and community members to celebrate the more than 50 students receiving their diplomas on June 4.

Brian Crook, Principal of Bridges High, welcomed the families to the graduation and spoke about the accomplishments of this class and the resiliency the graduates have shown.

These students faced unprecedented times in their high school career when the COVID-19 pandemic upended their schooling back in March 2020. 

Julie Marino, a math teacher, spoke to the graduates. Her speech was centered on how each student has shown grit to where they are today. She shared how proud she and the staff at BHS are of this year’s graduating class.

See some photos in the gallery above or on Facebook. Also, there are photos of the seniors with their diplomas in hand available to families.


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