Members of the Forks High School class of 2017 celebrate Saturday night in the Spartan gymnasium in front of a packed house. (Christi Baron/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Members of the Forks High School class of 2017 celebrate Saturday night in the Spartan gymnasium in front of a packed house. (Christi Baron/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Saturday ceremonies award diplomas to graduating seniors

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017 continued Saturday on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Commencement ceremonies were held for Forks, Clallam Bay, Chimacum and Quilcene high schools.

The first of the year’s celebrations were held Friday when 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.

The Quillayute Valley School District awarded diplomas to about 70 seniors of Forks High School while Clallam Bay High School saw some 10 seniors receive diplomas.

About 84 Chimacum High School seniors walked the line at a ceremony at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden, while diplomas were awarded to about 22 Quilcene High School seniors in the school’s gymnasium.

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.

Valedictorian Marrisa Wonderly addresses her classmates and guests during the Clallam Bay High School graduation ceremony Saturday. (Brian Harmon)

Valedictorian Marrisa Wonderly addresses her classmates and guests during the Clallam Bay High School graduation ceremony Saturday. (Brian Harmon)

Chimacum seniors Rachel Smith and Jordyn Johnson get ready before their graduation ceremony Saturday in Port Townsend. (Cydney McFarland/Peninsula Daily News)

Chimacum seniors Rachel Smith and Jordyn Johnson get ready before their graduation ceremony Saturday in Port Townsend. (Cydney McFarland/Peninsula Daily News)

Quilcene senior Bailey Kieffer gets a photo taken with teacher Katie Allen before the Quilcene graduation ceremony Saturday. (Cydney McFarland/Peninsula Daily News)

Quilcene senior Bailey Kieffer gets a photo taken with teacher Katie Allen before the Quilcene graduation ceremony Saturday. (Cydney McFarland/Peninsula Daily News)

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