Gov. Lewis speaks at historic graduation for Coolidge High School
June 2, 2017
Gila River Indian News
In the late hours of the evening, tassels had yet to be turned as parents and friends of Coolidge High School’s graduating class of 2017 listened to a list of speakers including Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, the first GRIC governor to speak at a Coolidge High School graduation.
It was a historic night. Gov. Lewis said he was impressed at the over 36 seniors from the Community, the largest Coolidge graduating class of GRIC members.
“Thank you as well for taking the time to recognize and honor the longstanding relationship between the Gila River Indian Community and the Coolidge Schools, where over the years hundreds of our tribal members have attended, learned and flourished,” Gov. Lewis said.
Lewis said as father of a recent high school graduate, it really speaks to the successes students accomplish in preparation for bigger plans ahead including getting a job or going to a university.