Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

By Chris Collins


Unlike past commencement speakers, some of whom have traveled across the country to address Baker High School graduating classes, this year's speaker will simply drive to work like he's done every day for most of his working life.

That's because the man who will pass on sage advice to members of the BHS Class of 2014 when the ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Bulldog Memorial Stadium is their principal, Jerry Peacock.

The 58-year-old Peacock, with 22 years at the helm of Baker High School, is the longest tenured - and one of the most highly respected - principals in Oregon, said Doug Dalton, the school district's chief executive officer and business manager.

See more in Monday's issue of the Baker City Herald.