Seneca Nation Ed Department Honors Class of 2020

By Tami Watt | Photos by Newsletter

Allegany Territory- On July 17th, the Seneca Nation Education Dept. held a social distance graduation banquet for the thirty six graduates from the Allegany Territory.

Mr. Thomas Manko, President at Archbishop Walsh Academy/Southern Tier Catholic School, delivered the key note speech for the graduates. President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr., Salamanca Superintendent Robert Breidenstien, Clerk Bethany Johnson and Chief of Staff Elliot Jimerson offered words of encouragement. A moment of silence was held for the late Mrs. Cindy Mohr, a Seneca educator for over 30 thirty years who recently succumbed COVID-19. The moment of silence was led by Michala Redeye, a dear friend.

Dennis Cogley and Nizhoni Kennedy received the American Legion Post Award presented by Ron Cook and Sally Snow. Kaihalla George received the Lehman “Dar” Dowdy Award. Kylee Dowdy received the Kyle Dowdy Sr. Award. Elliot Porter and Zaya Maybee received the Excellence in Academics & Leadership & Community Service Awards.

All graduates received gifts and a drive-thru dinner. Ja:goh Class of 2020!