Photo Credit: Dan Cepeda, Oil City News

Thursday was a big day for a lot of people. Graduating seniors from both Natrona County High School and Roosevelt High School took to the Ford Wyoming Center stage to accept their diplomas and begin the next chapter of their lives. 

For the audience, graduations are somewhat of a slog. But for those young men and women accepting their diplomas, it’s the most important day of their lives up to that point. 

As it should be. Graduation day is the next step. The next chapter. The start of a brand-new story. It’s an acknowledgment of what students have accomplished and what they will accomplish. It’s a celebration, that’s all. And we were proud to be able to photograph it. 

In this issue of The Breeze, we’ve got photos from NCHS’s and Roosevelt High School’s graduation ceremonies. We’ve also got photographs from the first First Thursday event of the summer season. 

And, as always, we’ve got the weather. Friday is rainy. Very, very rainy. Temps will be between 51 and 66 degrees. Windspeeds will be between 2 and 9 mph, with that Breeze gusting at up to 16 mph. 

And speaking of The Breeze…


Daily Update

2023 Natrona County High School Grads Receive Their Diplomas

The students of Natrona County High School’s class of 2023 just experienced a day they will remember for the rest of their lives. It was a top-five moment in their lives, and Oil City News was there to document it all in its entirety. There were hugs, there were cheers, there were speeches and there were tears. More than anything, there were young men and women who walked onto the stage as high school seniors and walked off of the stage as world changers.

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Roosevelt High School Seniors Received Their Diplomas Too! 

NCHS wasn’t the only high school to honor its graduating class on Thursday. Roosevelt High School graduating seniors also received their diplomas, and Oil City News was on hand there as well to document this momentous occasion and to honor these incredible young people.  

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David Street Station Headlines First Thursday

Despite the rain, First Thursday went more or less as planned, and David Street Station featured two bands who brought the proverbial house down. Both The Flashback Band and Pleasure People rocked the Brian Scott Gamroth Stage and once the sun came out, so, too, did the people. And we’ve got the pics to prove it. 

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Breezy Job Listings

Bentonite Plant Driller
A local bentonite plant is searching for a diller to travel w/ us to Nevada for 3–4 weeks in June of 2023. The job consists of drilling, extracting and sample hole reclamation at claims sites. The ideal candidate needs to be able to travel/drive the company drill truck to the area of Pioche, NV (Caliente). Candidates will also have a minimum of knowledge of GPS and Topo maps, as well as a knowledge of operating heavy equipment, such as a drill truck and a front-end loader.
City & Government Reporter
Oil City News is searching for an experienced reporter or exceptional recent graduate to join our newsroom as a City Reporter. Essential functions include: working as a member of a small news team, ability to create timely and accurate content and managing multiple assignments each day. Benefits include a $40–50K per year salary (depending on experience), paid vacation, paid holidays and health insurance.
Church Musician
His Outpouring Church is now seeking musicians to join their new church band! Must be 16+ yrs old with your own transportation. Talented guitarist, keyboardist, or other musicians are needed that would like to play in church and make some extra money ($20/hr. per musician). Church takes place 6:30-9:30 on Saturday nights at Eastridge Mall (His Outpouring Church).
Check out MORE job listings (and find out how you can have your job openings posted) on Oil City’s job board here!

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See the latest Breezy events happening this week in our personally curated community calendar! This week, we’ve got a bunch of fun activities as well as ideas to keep you motivated throughout the week! Check out those events in our Breeze right here!

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This is the first day of the rest of your life.

Best Wishes, Warmest Regards,
Nick Perkins, Copy Chief