Each year, Missoula County Public School's Title VI Parent Advisory Committee honors local high school graduates with a senior dinner. They've been doing this for so long that I remember attending the dinner when I was about to graduate from high school! Now that I think about it, I found the certificate they gave me when we moved houses last summer. The committee gives awards for students with highest GPA and other impressive achievements and provides dinner for students and their families. It's just a nice way to recognize the thirteen years of hard work that Missoula's Native American students have accomplished.

To help fund the dinner, Native residents and generous local businesses have contributed some much sought after items for an action that is open for bidding now! Auction items include beaded keychains, a beaded breastplate necklace, and my favorite, a beaded pop socket. And, something that is priceless in my opinion. a dozen pieces of hand made fry bread. Yum, I wish I had that auction item ready for dinner tonight for tacos!

You can also bid on an Alt 101.5 prize pack with 2 tickets to see the Lumineers at the Gorge near George, Washington, a bag of Alt 101.5 coffee beans, and a rad Alt coffee mug & t-shirt. The show was originally scheduled for August of 2020 with a new date yet to be determined, however the band and promoter have assured us the show is postponed and not canceled. We are beyond excited to get back to concerting, especially at the Gorge!

Other items include a Girl Scout Cookie basket, Native books, a gift card for embroidery work, entry for 4 to the Giggle Box, a lesson at the Missoula Boxing Club and lots more! It's only April, but let us be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS to all of Missoula's 2021 graduates!

Photo courtesy of Title VI Parent Advisory Committee

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