An exchange of ideas was the focal point of the recent Graduation Matters Montana conference hosted by Superintendent of Public Schools Denise Juneau on June 18th. Community participation and the Blackfeet Academy in Browning were just two of the topics that attracted discussion and interest. School District #5 Assistant Superintendent Dan Zorn represented the Kalispell program by outlining plans for a new mentor recruitment, training, and match program to be in place by September (see mentor page to participate). Hellgate High School Poet Laureate, Chase Koenig, performed one of his poems (pictured) to an enthusiastic crowd. The conference featured teachers, students and administrators.