Utah State University Eastern hosted its 2019 commencement ceremony on Saturday morning. Teachers, students, family and friends gathered for the event to honor those who have worked diligently throughout the year.
USU Eastern Vice President Greg Dart gave everyone a warm welcome and introduced the student speakers. Benjamin Warnick, Valedictorian, was first to speak while USU Student Body President Alexandria Anderson took the microphone next. The USU Eastern choir also participated in the event, entertaining the crowd with a musical numbers during the ceremony.
The commencement speaker was Supreme Court Justice Paige M. Peterson. Years ago, she attended the College of Eastern Utah, which preceded USU Eastern. Peterson spoke on the things she has learned throughout her career and her path to achievement.
To conclude the ceremony, the graduates received their diplomas. There were many students graduating with a certificate of completion, an associates degree, and even a number with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.