Stories tagged: Graduation
Mon., April 29, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
A commencement ceremony on Friday at Brigham Young University, the flagship academic institution of the Mormon Church, was an unlikely occasion for this pronouncement: “I stand before my family, friends …
Fri., June 15, 2018, 6 p.m.
Three generations within Carol Anderson’s family in Spokane plan to walk in graduation ceremonies Saturday for degrees from Eastern Washington University.
Sun., June 10, 2018
The celebration of the graduating Freeman High School Class of 2018 was made all the more poignant Saturday by the weight of what they’d been through together, and how they …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 1:16 p.m.
An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation.
Sun., June 3, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
The senior class from the Florida high school where 17 people died in February’s gun massacre held graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, with the focus on honoring four students slain in …
Sat., June 2, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
When a gunman killed 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, senior Chris Grady was slogging through his final few weeks before reporting for duty in …
Sat., June 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
More than 300 seniors at a Texas high school have received their diplomas with the memory of a deadly mass shooting on campus still fresh in their minds.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:17 p.m.
Thompson is among 59 students who graduated Wednesday from Magic Valley High, an alternative school in Twin Falls. She plans to study registered nursing at the College of Southern Idaho.
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
A Publix grocery store in Charleston, S.C., censored “Summa Cum Laude” on a graduation cake after their computer order system flagged it for inappropriate language.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Mueller, who was the commencement guest speaker Saturday at the UI’s graduation ceremonies in the Kibbie Dome, is the co-founder of SpaceX and a 1985 graduate from UI with a …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
Justice, mission and choice: Mercy Corps mission director offers words of advice at Gonzaga commencement
Dwonch, the mission director for Mercy Corps in Palestine, delivered the keynote address for Gonzaga’s 1,070 students at the undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday morning.
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
Oregon’s high school graduation rate improved in 2017, largely driven by gains from Latino students.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
More than a dozen Washington State University deans, faculty and guests helped welcome the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s inaugural class at a ceremony Friday, where the 60 doctors-to-be …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, noon
High school students will no longer need to pass a biology test in order to graduate under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
About 100 uniformed officers lined up outside a stadium in Everett to greet the son of a slain police officer as he graduated from high school.
Sun., June 18, 2017
Alyse and Caitlin Carr joined the more than three thousand people who walked across the stage this weekend to accept degrees from Eastern Washington University, but their walk was steeped …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
There were plenty of signs that it was a Greener graduation at the Evergreen State College Friday.
Sat., June 17, 2017
After fleeing war and abuse, Sudanese student graduates high school in Spokane and charts a brave course
Five years ago, Achan Akon made a decision. She was going to report her mother to Child Protective Services. It was not something she did lightly.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:06 a.m.
Senate votes to remove requirement that high school seniors pass biology assessment test, but its proposal is different than the House bill.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Thousands of high school seniors who have failed their biology assessment test may need help from the Legislature to get their diploma.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Officials say the Evergreen State College in Olympia has moved its venue for graduation in the wake of recent threats directed at the campus.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Administrators at a northwestern Montana high school have apologized after a graduate was prevented from wearing a mortarboard decorated with Native American regalia just 42 days after the governor signed …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
A western South Dakota high school won’t allow a student who has brain cancer walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Bon Jovi entertained graduates and guests at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s commencement exercises Tuesday by putting on a surprise performance. Fairleigh Dickinson won a nationwide contest to …
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Sherman Alexie, a renowned Native American novelist, poet and filmmaker who grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, gave the keynote address for this year’s Gonzaga undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday …
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
A 14-year-old physics major has become the youngest person ever to graduate from Texas Christian University.
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Delivering his first commencement address, President Donald Trump on Saturday urged graduates of a Christian university to follow their convictions but to also be willing to stand up to criticism …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Drawing shouts of “Liar!” and “Just go,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address at the Boise satellite campus that has since sparked criticism …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
A small east-central Montana town held an early high school graduation ceremony for one student’s mother, who has pancreatic cancer.