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Lind-Ritzville graduates 34

RITZVILLE – Gilson Gymnasium was a scene of jubilation and exhortation as the Lind-Ritzville High School commencement took place Saturday, June 1.

Attendees sat in 17 rows of folding chairs spread across the gym floor. There were folks wearing shorts, jeans, T-shirts and flowered dresses. A man in a wheelchair sat in the front row and held a squirming infant on his lap.

The commanding strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" filled the gymnasium as parents raised cellphones to record 34 graduates marching in pairs down a red-carpeted pathway.

Wearing traditional black-and-red gowns and caps, the gra...


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