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Posted: May 28, 2020


Rolling Hills Casino will host the drive-in graduation ceremony

Corning, Calif. – (May 28, 2020) – The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians announced today it will help support the local community by hosting Independent Study, Corning and Centennial’s High School drive-in graduation ceremony on Friday, June 5. Along with hosting the ceremonies the Tribe, through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, has collaborated with the Corning Chamber of Commerce, the City of Corning, Corning High, the Corning High Parents Club and American Ink to fund senior class recognition banners that are being displayed down Solano. 

“We are proud of the Independent Study, Corning and Centennial High School class of 2020 and we feel it is important that we support the senior class with the ceremony and recognition they deserve during this difficult time,” said Andrew Alejandre, Tribal Chairman. “Through our work in the community with various youth groups to support and improve their education, it is exciting to see our seniors reach the final step in their high school careers and we are honored to be the venue to help them celebrate.”

On Friday, June 5, Independent Study, Corning and Centennial High School students will arrive to the Rolling Hills Casino and Resort Amphitheater with their families to celebrate their accomplishments. The graduation ceremony for Independent Study and Centennial High School will begin at 10:00 a.m. While the graduation ceremony for Corning High School will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both graduation ceremonies will be held in a “drive in theater” style made possible by the Rolling Hills Casino Amphitheater. Admittance to the graduation ceremonies will be by ticket only, limited to the immediate family of graduates.

The banners that are being featured down Solano were truly a community effort. With the support of all of the organizations, and the funds provided by the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, the city of Corning waived the permitting and labor fees to hang the banners, Corning High School’s staff created the graphics, supplied the senior pictures and donated the labor hours to hang the banners to their glory. The banners were hung on Tuesday, May 26.

As part of the Tribe’s long-standing commitment to the community, they have contributed over $9 million dollars locally through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation to benefit local health, safety and education programs. For more information about the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, please visit:

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The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians owns Rolling Hills Casino & Resort, which includes the Casino, three restaurants, The Equestrian Center at Rolling Hills and The Links Golf Course. They employ over 500 team members, most of whom work full time with health care benefits and 401k options. Each year, hundreds of thousands of guests visit Rolling Hills Casino, bringing with them tourist dollars that benefit the local economy. The Casino and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians are strong community partners supporting local programs through generous grants and sponsorships. The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations each year, with over $9 million dollars donated to benefit local health, safety and education programs.

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