Stormy weather kept Paw Paw High School’s graduation events indoors on Friday, May 27 as families and community members gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 12 members of the Class of 2022. Principal Melinda Kasekamp opened the ceremonies, and was followed with speeches by Valedictorian Hannah Deschenes and Salutatorian Alexis Barker. Teacher Ryley McBride gave the commencement address, encouraging students to keep learning and trying new things, even when that involves a struggle.
Awards and scholarships were announced by Tina Stickley. The presentation of diplomas was followed by a slideshow of photos of each of the graduates in different stages of life.
Graduates are Alexis Barker, Hannah Deschenes, Makiya Enos-Spencer, Summer Flint, Gavin Gunther, Timothy Lewis, Jacob Moreland, Zoie Moreland, Alexzander Nickelson, Addison Ross, Kaydence Watson and Quentin Waugh.