Friday, June 8, 2012
Medtronic's Bakken was honored alumnus; Student speakers cited Dr. Seuss and Spiderman's uncle.
The weather—always a concern with outdoor graduations—held out as 171 students received diplomas at Columbia Heights High School's Hylander Field Thursday evening. Parents, friends and family members cheered and clapped as Principal Joann Karetov welcomed them to the ceremony—and they didn't stop until the new graduates threw their mortarboards in the air at the end. There were 171 graduates—59 graduating with honors (23 of those honors with distinction), 18 from the AVID program, and 34 from the College Possible Program. Music throughout the night was provided by the school band, directed by Nicole Rubis-Aakre, and the school choir, led by Emily Ohman. Columbia Heights VFW Post 230 provided the color guard for the presentation of the …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Fridley High senior called the graduation ceremony the Class of '12's 'last shebang.'
Here is a newly posted YouTube of senior Haleigh Duncan's commencement address from the 2012 Fridley High School graduation ceremony last Friday. Columbia Heights seniors get their diplomas tonight (Thursday, June 7, 2012). Look for Fridley Patch coverage of the event afterwards. Here is Patch coverage of this year's graduations so far:
Monday, June 4, 2012
It was a "good, good night"—to quote the Black Eyed Peas.
Three-hundred-thirty-three young adults from Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Blaine, along with their parents, loved ones and friends awoke Friday morning with one thing on their mind—the weather. What was the forecast and where would Spring Lake Park High School graduation be that evening? Would it be outside on the football field or inside in the gym? While a few showers were forecast for the day, the weather held out and the bleachers at Panther Field were packed for a night filled with tradition, as Spring Lake Park’s senior class of 2012 received their diplomas. The school board and administration led the march onto the field accompanied by the Spring Lake Park band, led by directors Brian Lukkasson and Nora Tycast playing Pomp and …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
On Twitter, pride, impatience, good wishes and word of a fight marring the end. ,
Look for more on the Fridley High School graduation at Fridley Patch.
Fridley High is Thursday; Spring Lake Park and Totino-Grace are Friday.
Graduation season starts Thursday night at Fridley High School, followed quickly by ceremonies at Spring Lake Park High School and Totino-Grace High School on Friday. Upload your photos from graduation events, including overnights and grad parties, to this post. Or share a picture of your graduate as a baby or youngster—or yourself as a new grad! Here are preview posts with photos from prom and links to photos from last year's graduations (look for new posts from this year's event over the next few days): (Woodcrest Baptist Academy held its graduation on May 24.)
Friday, May 25, 2012
Post your senior-year memories, photos or videos here.
Spring Lake Park High School holds its commencement ceremony for seniors on Friday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. Upload your photos and videos here, or add a senior-year memory to comments below. SLP's commencement was notable last year for NOT being moved inside due to inclement weather. Here is a photo gallery from the 2011 SLP commencement.
Monday, June 20, 2011
A roundup of Fridley-area commencement ceremonies.
Commencement ceremonies covered the calendar over the last month. Here are links to Fridley Patch's photos from five of them: Fridley High School Fridley Middle School Totino-Grace High School Calvin Christian High School Spring Lake Park High School Columbia Heights High School If you have photos from any of these—or of the two we missed (Woodcrest Baptist Academy and Al-Amal School)—please upload them to this post!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Outdoor ceremony was a treat for grads and families.
Columbia Heights High School held its graduation ceremony out of doors, under steely but unthreatening skies, Thursday. Among the honorees was alumnus (and famed screenwriter) Pat Proft.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
It was blue skies over the ceremony on the high school field.
The evening couldn't have been nicer as Spring Lake Park High School held its 2011 commencement ceremony on Panther Stadium Saturday.
Nine seniors earned their diplomas at a well-attended ceremony.
The Calvin Christian High School auditorium was the scene of laughter and tears, looking back and looking forward, as nine graduating seniors received their diplomas Friday evening, June 3, in the presence of several hundred friends and family. The CCHS band and choir performed, and graduating senior Alex Vo contributed a piano solo. Molly Barry and Katlyn Lessner gave the senior address, which consisted of amusing and insightful snapshot portraits of their fellow graduates. Each year the commencement speaker is chosen by the senior class. They said the choice was most difficult, but this year they decided on Arlan Koppendrayer, student advisor and Bible and civics instructor. Koppendrayer spoke of the need not only for intelligence but …