May 19, 2011 –
MAYETTA: Even though it was raining outside, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the children and families who came together today for the Early Childhood Education Center pow-wow at the Boys & Girls Club gym. We-Ta-Se led the grand entry parade while Little Soldier Singers drummed and little graduates with their parents, aunties, uncles, and friends joined in on the fun.
Below are some photos that were taken at today’s event:
Eli Murphy graduated today from Class E and was all smiles.
Devon Rodewald, left, with Gishgo Hale graduated from the Class B class.
We-Ta-Se members Glenn Levier, Lorrie Wahwassuck, and Joe Jessepe carried flags.
Pewamo Kitchkommie after receiving his diploma and medal.
Little Soldier Singers belt one out. Singers, clockwise, Anwahbe Thomas, Naseka Hale, Chago Hale, Tug Wamego, Pam Johnson, Kwake Hale, Wahpi Hale, and Mikes Potts.
Toddler II class with some proud parents and grandparents.
Director of the Early Childhood Education Center Hope Adame, far left, holds the tickets for door prizes. Cheryl Simon picked the winning ticket.
Alyssa Levier wore her regalia to today’s pow-wow and graduated from the Class C class.
Families gathered along the sidelines to watch the ceremony.
Teachers Kate Adame(blue) and Reina Rodriguez-Higine (pink) were photographed with their students from the Class B class.
Justin Torres with his son, Elijah, who graduated today. Son Ian also graduated from Class A and mother Michelle also works at the Early Childhood Education Center.
The Early Childhood Education Center staff was recognized for their hard work this year at the pow-wow.
Chairman Steve Ortiz gave the invocation and was also part of the We-Ta-Se color guard today.
The quilt above was raffled off today.