Sometimes we glimpse God in a crowd of students...
|Our Drum Group singing the Prayer Song.|
At my school, this week is "Homecoming Week." In addition to a parade and football game (coming up on Friday... I’m sure there will be pictures!), we also have a special celebration to honor seven young men and seven young women from our high school who the staff have selected as exemplary witnesses to living the Dakota Wicohan, or Dakota Way of Life.
|About half the crowd! Teachers, staff, and relatives too.|
|The seven women winyan nominees.
Women wear ribbon skirts and/or a dance shawl.
|Here's a shot of the young men wicasta nominees.
The men wear ribbon shirts.
|After the wicasta and winyan are announced, the drum
group sings an honor song as all present (yep, all 651 plus!) walk
by to shake each of the nominee's hand.
Here's the students' summary, with a few photos they picked out for their website, as well as a recording of a snippet of the honor song. When you see their summary, you'll also meet the two of my students who were nominees!