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West High School celebrates more than 400 graduating seniors

  • Author: Marc Lester
  • Updated: 1 day ago
  • Published May 16

Sa’von Bell shows off his big smile after his name was announced Wednesday. (Marc Lester / ADN)

More than 400 students from West High School streamed across a stage at Sullivan Arena on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to receive their diplomas. They are among 3,253 graduating seniors this year in the Anchorage School District.

Graduation ceremonies for East and Dimond high schools are planned for Thursday at Sullivan Arena. Ceremonies for many other high school programs will continue through May 23.

Ben Yoon, an Anchorage Police Department school resource officer, gives high-fives to graduating seniors as they enter Sullivan Arena. (Marc Lester / ADN)
William Ieti peeks at the gathering crowd before the ceremony gets underway. (Marc Lester / ADN)
West High School students are recognized by district officials. (Marc Lester / ADN)
A large picture of a grad is held in the Sullivan Arena audience. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Ikram Haji-Hassan gets a high-five from a faculty member after receiving her diploma. (Marc Lester / ADN)

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