Juneau to Deliver Rocky Boy High School Commencement Address

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
By Allyson Hagen

Montana Superintendent Denise Juneau to Deliver
Rocky Boy High School Commencement Address

Denise Juneau, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, will serve as the keynote speaker at Rocky Boy High School's commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Graduation exercises begin at 6:00 pm.

Superintendent Juneau was invited to speak at the Rocky Boy graduation by Sapphire Carter, a member of her statewide Student Advisory Board and one of the thirty-one students of the Rocky Boy High School class of 2012.

Said Superintendent Juneau, "Graduation ceremonies are where families and communities come together to celebrate students earning their diploma and to mark a milestone in their lives. I am honored to be here to help recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their promise for the future.”

What:  Rocky Boy High School Graduation
Where:  Stone Child College Gymnasium, 8294 Upper Box Elder Rd, Box Elder
When:  Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6:00 pm

Juneau is the first American Indian woman to serve in a statewide executive level office. She graduated from Browning High School, in Browning, Montana.  She then earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from Montana State University, her Master's of Education Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her law degree from the University of Montana.

Superintendent Juneau's priority initiative is Graduation Matters Montana, a statewide effort to ensure that Montana's public schools are meeting the goal of graduating students prepared for college and careers through collaborative partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, families and youth. As part of Graduation Matters Montana, Juneau started the first-ever Superintendent's Student Advisory Board. In an effort to keep public education policy student-centered, she brings together 40 students from schools across Montana twice per year to discuss ways to keep students engaged in school and graduate on time.


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