Cordova High School graduates celebrate

Class of 2019 on stage at Cordova High School during commencement on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Cordova Jr./Sr. High School awarded 33 students with high school diplomas on Saturday, May 19. Thirteen of those graduated with honors.

The Cordova High School band played the processional and senior members of the Cordova High School choir sang the national anthem. Guest speaker Jim Ujioka of Valdez addressed the audience. Ujioka, who grew up in Cordova, is a response coordinator for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and on the board of the Eyak Corporation.

CHS valedictorian Zoe Russin addresses the audience during commencement on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Photo by Susan Harding/for The Cordova Times
Cordova High School class salutatorian Olivia Carroll gives an address during the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Photo by Susan Harding/for The Cordova Times

Salutatorian Oliva Carroll and valedictorian Zoe Russin addressed the class during the ceremony. Principal Kate Williams presented the class and diplomas were presented by Barb Jewell, president of the board of education, and superintendent Alex Russin.

CHS graduation speaker Jim Ujioka on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Photo by Susan Harding/for The Cordova Times

Class motto:

“I just know, before this is over, I’m gonna need a whole lot of serious therapy. Look at my eye twitchin’.”

—Donkey in the movie Shrek

Class colors:

Burgundy & White

Class flower:

White rose

Class song:

“Alright” by Supergrass

Four friends Eddiemar Gasmen, Edrea Navarro, Aaliyah Malazo and Edgar Tabilas at Cordova High School graduation on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Photo by Susan Harding/for The Cordova Times

Cordova Jr./Sr. High School class of 2019:

  • Rich Don Agustin
  • John Sanders Appleton**
  • William August Bailey V
  • Abigail Louise Bourgeois**
  • Naomi Burt
  • Riley Treca Butler**
  • Olivia Kathryn Carroll**
  • Bradley Gage Crawford*
  • Anthony De La Guarda Rodriguez
  • Rebekah Celine Frazier
  • Eddiemar Zulueta Gasmen
  • Colin Cade Gillespie
  • Marco Simon Subido Giron
  • Keila Joy Gonzalez**
  • Philip Andrei Tomines Jacob
  • August William Jewell**
  • Jolo Miguel Sape Lim
  • Aaliyah Mae Freedman Malazo**
  • Dylan Waylett Thomas Maloney
  • Brent Heinz Tolete Mapili**
  • Nailea Martinez-Rodriguez
  • Keyona Rae Mattson**
  • Alexandria Cecilia Marie Myszka
  • Edrea Zaida Tabilas Navarro**
  • Drake Graegham Reilly
  • Hannah Elizabeth Rodolph
  • Zoe Alexis Russin**
  • Jieller Miles Felix Tabara**
  • Edgar Navarro Tabilas Jr.
  • Micah Daniel Whitcomb*
  • Hayden Chase Williams**
  • Reid Morgan Williams
  • Zakary Allen Zeigler

* Early Graduate

** National Honor Society

Graduates Colin Gillespie, Zak Zeigler and Naomi Burt with Paola Vargas, who works at the school and helps all students, at Cordova High School graduation on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Photo by Susan Harding/for The Cordova Times
Graduate Alexandria Myszka in her Native headdress following CHS graduation on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Photo by Susan Harding/for The Cordova Times