By LESLIE MIELKE
FORT HALL â€” The festivities to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy (CTEA) on Thursday included warriors, drums, speakers and a friendship dance.
Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy will be a language immersion public charter school for grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Chief Tahgee is designated as its own school district, No. 483.
Ninety students have already registered for school that opens Wednesday, Sept. 4. The total number of students who will be accepted at this school is 114.
Patrons, parents, friends and students crowded the gymnasium in Snake River High School to celebrate the graduation of 121 seniors Wednesday evening.
Senior class president Logan Wheeler greeted the graduating class of 2013 and said, "We are at the juncture of a kaleidoscope. This is the collision of our life with our families, friends and a a feel good moment.
"We need to take our talents and beliefs and be adaptable," he said. "Be ready to update your knowledge and cope with change.
"This is the first phase of our adult life," Wheeler said. "Whatever you do; you will do it well."