Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

Baker High School Class of 2014

By Chris Collins


Jerry Peacock was in his element as he addressed the 87 graduating seniors of the Baker High School Class of 2014 assembled on the football field, and the family and friends who packed the stadium to honor them Sunday afternoon.

"There's a perfect storm a brewin'," Peacock joked with his audience. "I've got a big audience, I've got a mic in my hand and I've got something you want - you're not going anywhere until I'm done."

As he has done for the past 22 years as the big dawg on campus and the longest tenured high school principal in Oregon, Peacock reached out to the graduates with words of encouragement and high expectations and in the hope that each will find success.

His address followed speeches by salutatorians Ryan Cashen and Brandon Ellwanger, and preceded remarks from valedictorians Samantha Searles and Ian Rasmussen.

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