Lola Marum accepts her diploma from Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Joel Aune. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Two Rivers students celebrate graduation with family and friends

Staff, parents, and friends gathered at Chief Kanim Middle School on Wednesday, June 7, to celebrate the graduation of 13 students from Two Rivers School.

The evening began with the presentation of various scholarships to students in the graduating class.

Two Rivers Teacher Elise Cooksley presented the Robert B. Taylor Memorial Scholarship to Solomon Pullis.

Irene Wickstrom, representing the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network $500 scholarship to Aaron Thompson.

Steve Weaver of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley gave out two $500 scholarships, to Allison McCollum and Aaron Thompson.

Michelle Meyer from the North Bend Educational and Cultural Association also presented two $500 scholarships to students recognized for their community volunteer work. The first went to Adam Trinka for his work with the Boy Scouts and at the North Bend Farmers Market, and the second went to Solomon Pullis for his work on the Two Rivers garden.

Pullis also received a $500 scholarship from the Masonic Lodge of North Bend.

During the graduation ceremony, each student was given an introduction by a Two Rivers staff member and was able to say a few words about his or her time at the school and to thank the people who supported them, before receiving their diplomas.

The graduates also passed out flowers to their family and friends during the ceremony, in appreciation for the support they have received.

The Two Rivers 2017 graduating class includes: Colvin McCaddon, Allison McCollum, Makayla Haverfield, Adam Trinka, Wendy Hills, Cory Lewis, Aaron Thompson, Cole Westerlund, Seraphine Chartier, Parker Antone-Sem, Solomon Pullis, Lola Marum andBraeden Sailors.

Two Rivers graduates handed flowers to their family and friends during the ceremony. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Students walk to the stage and look out into the audience full of family, friends and Two Rivers staff. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Cory Lewis, right, stands with his parents John and Debbie after graduating. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

The McCaddon family celebrates after the graduation ceremony. From left, Shelby, Brenda, Colvin and Daniel. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Solomon Pullis is called to the podium to receive a scholarship from the North Bend Masonic Lodge. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Braeden Sailors performs a song for the audience before accepting his diploma. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary representative Steve Weaver presented Aaron Thompson with a $500 scholarship during the graduation ceremony. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

The students all turn their tassels to signify their graduation. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

The audience applauds the Two Rivers graduating class of 2017. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

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