PHOTOS: Commencement back in-person for more than 1,000 Chilliwack grads

Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Riley Dmytruk poses for a group photo during the school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Riley Dmytruk poses for a group photo during the school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School graduate Jacob Lindhout during commencement on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School graduate Jacob Lindhout during commencement on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Two students bump fists during G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Two students bump fists during G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduates head into Central Community Church for their commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduates head into Central Community Church for their commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An RCMP officer leads the procession of Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduates during their commencement ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)An RCMP officer leads the procession of Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduates during their commencement ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Emma Gerard sings O Canada during her school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Emma Gerard sings O Canada during her school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A photographer takes a group photo of Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduates during the school’s commencement ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)A photographer takes a group photo of Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduates during the school’s commencement ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Freedom Gutierrez (right) and Carys Templeton join Kwéma Kwém Shxwéli (Strong Spirit Drummers) on stage during the Indigenous welcome at Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Freedom Gutierrez (right) and Carys Templeton join Kwéma Kwém Shxwéli (Strong Spirit Drummers) on stage during the Indigenous welcome at Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
G.W. Graham Secondary School graduate Katie Koch hugs cousin Ryker Stephens on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Kelly Koch)G.W. Graham Secondary School graduate Katie Koch hugs cousin Ryker Stephens on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Kelly Koch)
Sardis Secondary graduate Cole Robertson. (Photo submitted by Eleasha Robertson)Sardis Secondary graduate Cole Robertson. (Photo submitted by Eleasha Robertson)
Avra Ratcliffe with G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement at Chilliwack Coliseum on Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Submitted)Avra Ratcliffe with G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement at Chilliwack Coliseum on Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Submitted)
Sardis Secondary School graduate Kayden Eng at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Katrina Eng)Sardis Secondary School graduate Kayden Eng at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Katrina Eng)
Cousins and 2022 graduates (from left) Sydney Michaluk (G.W. Graham), Kendall Kirkpatrick (Sardis Secondary) and Blake Davis (Chilliwack Secondary. (Photo submitted by Trisha Michaluk)Cousins and 2022 graduates (from left) Sydney Michaluk (G.W. Graham), Kendall Kirkpatrick (Sardis Secondary) and Blake Davis (Chilliwack Secondary. (Photo submitted by Trisha Michaluk)
Sardis Secondary graduate Max Constant at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Lisa Whyte)Sardis Secondary graduate Max Constant at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Lisa Whyte)
Sardis Secondary graduate Carolyn Forbes with field hockey coach Michelle Savich at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Jennifer Forbes)Sardis Secondary graduate Carolyn Forbes with field hockey coach Michelle Savich at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Jennifer Forbes)
Chilliwack Secondary grad Raistlin Van Rooy with his grandma Joyce Scott at Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Photo submitted by Kat Scott)Chilliwack Secondary grad Raistlin Van Rooy with his grandma Joyce Scott at Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Photo submitted by Kat Scott)
Sardis Secondary grad Justina Van Der Torre with sibling Cam Van Der Torre (missed grad of 2020) at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Angela Lebedovich)Sardis Secondary grad Justina Van Der Torre with sibling Cam Van Der Torre (missed grad of 2020) at Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Photo submitted by Angela Lebedovich)
From left: Danelle Spark, Taegan Factor, Taylor Pfeifer, Alyssa Picco, Andrew Krol, Danaeya Crarey and Jack Clempson (seated) during Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Alyssa Picco)From left: Danelle Spark, Taegan Factor, Taylor Pfeifer, Alyssa Picco, Andrew Krol, Danaeya Crarey and Jack Clempson (seated) during Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Alyssa Picco)
Chilliwack Secondary School graduate Macy Hayes poses for a photo with dad Norm Hayes (right) and stepdad Brian Coombes on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Norm Hayes)Chilliwack Secondary School graduate Macy Hayes poses for a photo with dad Norm Hayes (right) and stepdad Brian Coombes on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Norm Hayes)
Danica Reid of Chilliwack Secondary School with principal Brian Fehlauer during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Theresia Reid)Danica Reid of Chilliwack Secondary School with principal Brian Fehlauer during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Theresia Reid)
G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Rachel Murray)G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. (Photo submitted by Rachel Murray)
G.W. Graham Secondary graduates Bailey Reddemann and Brooklyn Sallis. (Photo submitted by Alanna Reddemann)G.W. Graham Secondary graduates Bailey Reddemann and Brooklyn Sallis. (Photo submitted by Alanna Reddemann)
G.W. Graham Secondary School graduates at Chilliwack Coliseum on Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Photo submitted by Erin Lemon)G.W. Graham Secondary School graduates at Chilliwack Coliseum on Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Photo submitted by Erin Lemon)
Chilliwack Secondary graduate Kilyn Peterson with his grandparents. (Photo submitted by Andrea Belcourt)Chilliwack Secondary graduate Kilyn Peterson with his grandparents. (Photo submitted by Andrea Belcourt)
Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)Chilliwack Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

After two years of virtual and physically-distanced grad commencement ceremonies, hundreds of Chilliwack high school students walked across the stage this year.

Over the course of three days the majority of Chilliwack’s graduating class of 2022 received their diplomas. G.W. Graham Secondary School held its commencement on June 9, Sardis was on June 10 and Chilliwack Secondary celebrated on June 11 for a total of approximately 975 graduates.

Kwiyeqel Secondary School was one of the smaller graduating classes with about 50 students while Unity Christian had 46 grads.

The Progress put the call out for folks to share their commencement photos and there was a big response. Here are some of those images, along with photos shot by photojournalist Jenna Hauck.

Check out our grad section which appeared in the June 10 issue of The Progress and online here.


 

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