With Neah Bay graduates behind him, Neah Bay High School valedictorian Cameron Buzzell addresses the standing-room-only crowd at graduation. Cameron is set to go on to Stanford on full scholarship. (Brian Harmon)

With Neah Bay graduates behind him, Neah Bay High School valedictorian Cameron Buzzell addresses the standing-room-only crowd at graduation. Cameron is set to go on to Stanford on full scholarship. (Brian Harmon)

First Peninsula class of 2017 graduations held

The first of the North Olympic Peninsula’s class of 2017 high school graduations were held Friday.

Diplomas were awarded to graduating seniors at Neah Bay High School, which had 23 in its graduating class; Sequim High School, with 235 in the class of 2017; and Port Townsend High School, which had 98 members.

Saturday graduation ceremonies were held for Forks, Clallam Bay, Chimacum and Quilcene high schools. Photographs from those ceremonies will be published in subsequent editions of the Peninsula Daily News.

Next weekend, Port Angeles High School will host its commencement ceremony for some 250 members of the Class of 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Civic Field, 307 S. Race St.

The Crescent High School graduation ceremony for about 14 graduating seniors will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Crescent High gymnasium, 50350 state Highway 112.

Peninsula College will award more than 450 degrees and certificates during its 55th commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday on the lawn behind the Pirate Union Building at the college.

Some 15 to 17 members of the class of 2017 at Lincoln High School, an alternative school, will be awarded diplomas at 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Shawn Jones, left, and fellow Sequim High School graduates give a hand to Grant Pierson, center, who gave two speeches at the commencement ceremony Friday night: one as the faculty-selected speaker and a second as one of four Sequim High co-valedictorians. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Shawn Jones, left, and fellow Sequim High School graduates give a hand to Grant Pierson, center, who gave two speeches at the commencement ceremony Friday night: one as the faculty-selected speaker and a second as one of four Sequim High co-valedictorians. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

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