Soboba tribal members cheer for grads

Soboba Tribal Preschool kindergartners are welcomed to a personalized promotion ceremony Thursday, June 25, with colorful balloons and lawn signs for each student. Valley News/Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians photo
Mike Hiles, Special to Valley News Rachelle Peterson, tribal member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, found a unique way to celebrate the milestone accomplishments of fellow tribal members, including her sister and cousin, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Families were invited to decorate their vehicles and participate in a 3-mile-long student recognition parade Friday, June 26, through the Soboba Reservation on Castile Canyon Road and Soboba Road, ending at the old casino parking lot. About 30 vehicles staged at The Oaks, 45750 Castile Canyon Road, to finalize decorations that recognized their family’s graduate or multiple graduates in some cases. College graduate Raven Peterson, left, and high schoo
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