BLU Commencement Set

By Clara Glendale | Drew the short straw

2014 Bass Lake University graduates rehearse at the former Stadium Drive Stadium. (File photo)

It’s that time of year again, that time when Bass Lake’s best and brightest line up and march across the stage to receive their sheepskins, or in the case of Bass Lake University, their carpskins.

Graduation day for the 45 members of Bass Lake University Class of 2016 is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Old BLU Chapel.

Once again, Bass Lake poet laureate Al Schwartz will deliver the commencement address.

Bass Lake University president Elliott Chamberton said this year’s crop of future leaders is among the most prompt in the institution’s history.

“Of the 45 graduates, nearly 24 of them took less than six years to earn the required credits,” Chamberton said. “That’s a record, at least as far as we know. Granted, our records we stored under the bleachers of the old stadium and got destroyed when it was bulldozed last summer. But hey, let’s go with it.”

Senior class president and valedictorian Toby Announced said his classmates are proud of their achievements.

“Why wouldn’t we be?” Announced said. “Duh!”


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