A Kentlake High School graduate waves to family and friends June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

A Kentlake High School graduate waves to family and friends June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

1,722 graduate in 2022 from Kent high schools, academies

Kent-Meridian, Kentlake, Kentridge and Kentwood high schools returned to ShoWare Center for first time since 2019

A total of 1,722 students participated in Class of 2022 graduation ceremonies from the seven high school programs in the Kent School District.

Kent-Meridian, Kentlake, Kentridge and Kentwood high school graduates returned to the accesso ShoWare Center for ceremonies for the first time since 2019 due to COVID-19. Those ceremonies were each on Saturday, June 11.

Other graduates were from Kent Laboratory Academy, IGrad and The Outreach Program (TOP). IGrad students were part of the Kent-Meridian ceremony at the ShoWare Center.

The Kent School District began using the city-owned ShoWare Center for graduation ceremonies in 2009 when it opened after previously using the Tacoma Dome.


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The Kent-Meridian High School Class of 2022 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

The Kent-Meridian High School Class of 2022 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

The Kentridge High School Class of 2022 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

The Kentridge High School Class of 2022 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

The Kentwood High School Class of 2022 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

The Kentwood High School Class of 2022 at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

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