The 2019 commencement ceremony for Uintah Basin Technical College was held last Wednesday at the Uintah Conference Center. The program included words from Bob Peterson, Aaron Weight, and special keynote speaker Tami Pyfer, the Education Advisor to Governor Gary Herbert. Three special students also addressed the crowd: surgical technologist student Sabreena Givens, welding student Osbaldo Navarrete, and the 2018-2019 UBTech Student of the Year McKinlee Thacker. McKinlee is a high school senior that in addition to graduating from high school is a graduate from the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program at UBTech. The conference center was packed with family, friends, and supporters of the over 450 graduates receiving their certificates.