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Class of 2022 High School Graduation Ceremonies Scheduled

by Thunda

High school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the Class of 2022, with dates and locations listed below. The Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) commencement guidelines have been eased to reflect less restrictive COVID-19 requirements across the state, but certain restrictions will still apply to ensure the health and safety of all attendees.

“We are tremendously proud of our seniors for all they have accomplished to reach this milestone. I’m excited to see our graduates embark on their next journey and the positive impact they’ll make for Hawai‘i,” interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi said. “As our ceremonies continue to adapt to improving conditions, this year’s celebrations will be more open than the virtual and drive-thru ceremonies of 2020 and the hybrid ceremonies of 2021, while adhering to current guidelines. We thank our students, families and schools for working together to keep all participants as safe as possible during these well-deserved celebrations.”

In addition to the HIDOE’s standard health and safety protocols and county-level social gathering regulations, commencement events must adhere to guidelines that include:

  • Ceremonies must be held outdoors or in a venue with adequate ventilation or fans/filtration systems. Third-party venues that comply with county social gathering rules are allowed.
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to the ceremony. If someone unvaccinated has no symptoms of illness and no known exposure to someone with COVID-19, a negative COVID-19 self-test result is sufficient.
  • Graduates will be allowed to bring a pre-set number of household members as ceremony guests. The amount of guests will be determined by each school based on capacity.
  • Masks must be worn at all times for indoor ceremonies. Masks worn indoors may be removed briefly for picture-taking.
  • The guidance is subject to change as we get closer to scheduled ceremonies.

Schools will be sharing logistical details with parents and guardians. An overview of statewide commencement celebrations is below, based on the latest information available. This list will be updated on the Department’s website as needed. For more information, families are encouraged to contact their child’s school directly.

Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area

Roosevelt HighPrincipal: Sean WongMay 19Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Kaimuki HighPrincipal: Jamie Dela CruzMay 21School auditorium
Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Ānuenue SchoolPrincipal: Christopher YimMay 21School campus
McKinley HighPrincipal: Ron OkamuraMay 22School campus

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area

Kaiser HighPrincipal: Justin MewMay 20School Campus
Farrington High Principal: Alfredo CarganillaMay 21Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Kalani HighPrincipal: Mitchell OtaniMay 24Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Hawaiʻi School for the Deaf & BlindPrincipal: Kinau GardnerNoneNo ceremony this year

Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area

Mililani HighPrincipal: Frederick MurphyMay 16Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Leilehua HighPrincipal: Jason NakamotoMay 20School stadium
Waialua High & Inter.Principal: Christine AlexanderMay 21School football field

Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area

Aiea HighPrincipal: David TanuvasaMay 19Aloha Stadium (event parking lot)
Moanalua HighPrincipal: Robin MartinMay 20Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Radford HighPrincipal: James SundayMay 21School football field

Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area

Waipahu HighPrincipal: Meryl MatsumuraMay 18Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Pearl City HighPrincipal: Joseph HalfmannMay 22Waikiki Shell

Nānākuli-Waiʻanae Complex Area

Waiʻanae HighPrincipal: Ray Pikelny-CookMay 20School stadium
Nānākuli High & Inter.Principal: Darin PilialohaMay 21School stadium

Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area

Kapolei HighPrincipal: Wesley ShinkawaMay 20School stadium
Campbell HighPrincipal: Jon Henry LeeMay 21Hawaii Convention Center

Castle-Kahuku Complex Area

Kahuku High & Inter.Principal: Donna LindseyMay 19Brigham Young University-Hawaii Cannon Center (Tentative)
Castle HighPrincipal: Bernadette TyrellMay 21School football field

Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area

Olomana SchoolPrincipal: Lisa Anne Delong May 20School campus
Kailua HighPrincipal: Stacey OshioMay 21School football field
Kalāheo HighPrincipal: James RippardMay 24Blaisdell Concert Hall

Kaʻū-Keaʻau-Pahoa Complex Area

Kaʻū High & Pahala ElementaryPrincipal: Sharon BeckMay 20Kaʻū District Gymnasium
Keaʻau HighPrincipal: Dean CevallosMay 20School stadium
Pahoa High & Inter.Principal: Darlene BeeMay 22School gymnasium

Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area

Hilo HighPrincipal: Jasmine Urasaki May 20Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium
Waiākea High Principal: Kelcy KogaMay 21Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium

Honokaʻa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area

Ke Kula ʻO ʻEhunuikaimalinoPrincipal: Makala PaʻakaulaMay 20Konawaena High baseball field
Honokaʻa High & Inter.Principal: Rachelle MatsumuraMay 21School campus
Kealakehe HighPrincipal: James DenightMay 21School campus
Kohala HighPrincipal: Amy StaffordMay 21School campus
Konawaena HighPrincipal: Shawn SuzukiMay 21School football field

Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area

Kekaulike High Principal: Amy Strand May 19School stadium
Baldwin HighPrincipal: Keoni WilhelmMay 20War Memorial Stadium
Maui High Principal: Jo-anne HigaMay 21War Memorial Stadium

Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex Area

Hāna High & ElementaryPrincipal: Christopher SanitaMay 21School campus
Lāna‘i High & ElementaryPrincipal: Douglas BoyerMay 21Pedro Dela Cruz Gymnasium
Moloka‘i High Principal: Katina SoaresMay 21School football field
Lahainaluna HighPrincipal: Jeri DeanMay 22School stadium

Kapaʻa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Area

Kapaʻa HighPrincipal: Thomas “Tommy” CoxMay 20Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex
Kaua‘i HighPrincipal: Marlene LearyMay 20Antone “Kona” Vidinha, Jr. Memorial Stadium
Waimea HighPrincipal: Mahina AnguayMay 20School front lawn
Niʻihau High & ElementaryPrincipal: Paul ZinaNoneNo ceremony this year

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