PHOTOS BY PAUL BUSSI
BIG SKY – With pomp and circumstance, Lone Peak High School will graduate 19 seniors on June 4.
With such a “dynamic” class, according to LPHS Principal Dr. Marlo Mitchem, the students’ future plans will spread them near and far to places she hopes they carry the spirit of Big Sky with them.
Though the Class of 2022 faced remote learning and other pandemic-spurred challenges, Mitchem said they also got to enjoy LPHS traditions that define the experience for so many students: the senior year backpacking trip, prom and other dances, athletic senior nights, theater performances and other milestones.
Despite the skills the students have cultivated in and out of the classroom that have prepared them for the next stages of life, Mitchem said she hopes Big Sky will always be home.
“I hope they always come back,” she said. “I want Big Sky to be a community that our graduates … come back to.”
The LPHS Class of 2022 invites the community to celebrate their graduation on June 4 at 4 p.m. at The Wilson Hotel. A cash bar will be available.
Madison will attend the University of Montana Western in Dillon to study natural horsemanship.
Campbell will attend Carnegie Mellon University to study physics.
Sophia will attend Middlebury College to study international relations and business.
TJ will attend the University of Hawaii Manoa to study psychology.
Samantha will attend Yale University to study political science and government.
Kassidy will attend Washington State University Honors College to study communications and sports management.
Tristen Clack will attend Utah Tech University to study to be surgical technician.
Carly will attend Emory University to study political science.
Aidan will attend Arizona State University to study business administration.
Robert will attend Montana State University to study electrical engineering.
Henry will attend Bates College to study economics.
John will attend the University of Pennsylvania to study political science.
Nate will work for a year at Big Sky Build and then attend the Colorado School Of Trades for gunsmithing.
Luke will attend the United States Air Force Academy to study economics.
Tony will attend Texas Christian University to study finance.
Oliver will attend Montana State University to study computer engineering.
Isabel will attend Montana State University to study computer science.
Rin will attend Montana State University to study computer science.
Valerio will return to Italy for a year and will then attend a university in the U.S.