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SNC graduation Saturday moved to Incline High School

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. ­— This Saturday, Sierra Nevada College will confer 130 bachelor’s degrees and 113 master’s degrees as the school celebrates its 45th annual Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement will take place starting at 10 a.m. at Incline High School. The location was moved this week from its typical location outdoors at Patterson Lawn due to uncertain weather, according to the college.

Roy Tuscany, founder of the Truckee-based High Fives Foundation, will address graduates as commencement speaker.

A former professional free-skier, Tuscany suffered a spinal injury in 2006 that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He used his experience to found High Fives, which strives to raise injury prevention awareness and to provide support to those who are suffering from life-altering injuries.

The 2015 valedictorian, Tom Letson, will also speak to the graduating class; Letson will graduate with dual degrees in Environmental Science and Ecology and Fine Art.

During his four and a half years at SNC Tahoe, Letson has presented in the annual student symposium representing both of his majors, received the National Who’s Who Award in 2014 and 2015, and was captain of two USCSA national championship winning snowboard teams.

Prior to commencement, the annual SNC Tahoe Awards Ceremony, in which departmental awards are presented to students for outstanding performance, will tale place at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 15, at Patterson Lawn

Visit sierranevada.edu/commencement to learn more.