Lawrence school district’s graduations coming up, plus scholarship recipients for LHS and FSHS

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Article updated at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday, May 25:

The 2022 graduating classes of Lawrence Public Schools will soon celebrate with their respective commencement ceremonies.


Here’s a quick breakdown of the times, dates and places to be to cheer on these accomplished students:

• Project Search: 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Educational Support Center, 110 McDonald Drive

• Community Transition Program: 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, at the Educational Support Center, 110 McDonald Drive

• Lawrence Virtual School: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in the Lawrence High School auditorium, 1901 Louisiana St.

• Free State High School: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the FSHS stadium, 4700 Overland Drive (rescheduled because of weather forecast)

• Lawrence High School: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at the LHS stadium, 1901 Louisiana St. (rescheduled because of weather forecast)

• Free State High School: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the FSHS stadium, 4700 Overland Drive

• Lawrence High School: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the LHS stadium, 1901 Louisiana St.

• Adult Education: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Lawrence College and Career Center, 2910 Haskell Ave.

In addition, seniors graduating from LHS, FSHS, Lawrence Virtual School, Veritas Christian and Bishop Seabury are invited to Project Graduation, a celebration of all high school seniors in Lawrence. That’s set for 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Entry is free, but students must have IDs to enter. Learn more about that at this link.

And of course we love to celebrate academic excellence. Here are lists of senior scholarship winners, provided by the district’s two largest high schools.

The lists include seniors’ self-reported scholarships and information as well as local scholarships reported by the schools’ Senior Nights, according to district spokesperson Julie Boyle. Some students appear two or more times on these lists; also, not all students chose to submit their scholarship information.

Congratulations to all 2022 graduates and their families!



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