Commissioner to 2011 MEHS grads: "I'll be working for you."
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An audio postcard from Mt. Edgecumbe High School graduation ceremonies in Sitka.
Besides Commissioner of Education Mike Hanley, you heard the voices of keynote speaker Kathleen McCrossin, saludinarian Luki Akelkok, valedictorian Gelsey Carmichael, Joel Lueders, and Mt. Edgecumbe principal Bernie Gurule.
Student families from as far away as St. Paul Island traveled to Sitka for the event.
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