1,127 students to receive diplomas

June 7, 2011

By Laura Geggel

After 13 years of schooling, 1,127 students from the class of 2011 will receive their high school diploma this month.

Each of the district’s four high schools — Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline and Tiger Mountain Community high schools — as well as the district’s community-based Academy for Community Transition for special-needs students will have commencement celebrations during the next week.

Here’s what you need to know about the celebrations, in the order they happen.

Academy for Community Transition

  • Six graduates
  • 7 p.m. June 13
  • Issaquah School District Administration Building, 565 N.W. Holly St.

Issaquah High School

  • 413 graduates
  • 2 p.m. June 10
  • Safeco Field
  • Valedictorians: Emily Cartmell, Isabelle Chu, Tyler Herrmann, Andrew Repp and Benjamin Rosellini
  • Senior Matthew Sekijima and teacher Jonathan Ko will speak.
  • School board member Suzanne Weaver will accept the class.

Liberty High School

  • 270 graduates
  • 5 p.m. June 10
  • Safeco Field
  • Valedictorian: Jay Chakravarty
  • Salutatorians: Sarah Hewitt and Kyle Stewart
  • Seniors Boyd Cottom, J.D. Cherest and Bo Woo, and teacher Phil Donley will speak.
  • School board member Brian Deagle will accept the class.

Skyline High School

  • 408 graduates
  • 8 p.m. June 10
  • Safeco Field
  • Valedictorian: Amy Fan
  • Salutatorians: James Richardson and Shiqian Zhang
  • Seniors Amy Fan and Ryan Dunn, and teacher Brendan Hyland will speak.
  • School board member Chad Magendanz will accept the class.

Tiger Mountain Community High School

  • 30 graduates
  • 6 p.m. June 9
  • Tiger Mountain Community High School
  • Senior Lacee Crooks will speak.
  • School board member Suzanne Weaver will accept the class.

The ceremonies are open to the public. Purchase tickets to Issaquah, Liberty or Skyline’s graduations in advance through the schools’ bookkeepers. Tickets will also be sold the day of commencement at Safeco Field.

The graduation for the district’s Academy for Community Transition is by invitation only. The Tiger Mountain graduation is open to the public, though there is limited space.

Photo keepsake

Photo coverage of graduation day for Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline and Tiger Mountain Community high schools will be presented in keepsake sections in The Issaquah Press on June 15. A photo section in the June 22 edition will feature commencement activities for the Academy for Community Transition.

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