Congratulations to all graduates of Lawrence’s past, present and future!
This is where to find our coverage of graduation ceremonies from when The Lawrence Times started publishing in 2021 through present.
It’s been 20 years since Kattie Ferguson dropped out of high school. Earning her GED was a dream placed in the periphery until a couple years ago, when she set her sights on going back to school.
As the sun set behind the Free State High School press box on Wednesday night, the light created a backdrop nearly as beautiful as graduate speaker Solie Edison’s speech to his fellow graduates.
Lawrence High School graduates found themselves, like their school building, thrown into disarray during their high school years. But the building and graduates had one thing in common: they made it through the challenges stronger than before.
Kelley Lowe told fellow students graduating from Lawrence Virtual School Saturday that no matter what brought them there, they made it their school home, found acceptance and made connections.
Friends and family of C-Tran Program students gathered at Lawrence school district offices Friday morning to celebrate the program’s five 2023 graduates.
Lawrence High School senior Inila Brave is set to give a speech at her school’s commencement ceremony next week, an honor that she said the Lawrence school district’s support program for Native American students helped prepare her for.
Higher education leaders made clear Sunday that they have high hopes and expectations for the University of Kansas Class of 2023 to make the world a better place.
Life experiences can be turned into opportunities if one chooses not to wait, the keynote speaker at Haskell Indian Nations University’s commencement told graduates Friday morning.
A gymnasium filled with friends, families and supporters on Thursday evening celebrated the accomplishments of local students who overcame adversity to graduate this year from the Lawrence school district’s Adult Learning Center and Diploma Completion Program.
The sun set Friday evening on the high school careers of 375 Lawrence High Chesty Lions as family members, friends and faculty filled the outdoor stadium to celebrate the class of 2022’s accomplishments.
A light breeze Thursday evening blew the tassels of Free State High School’s graduating seniors as some supporters donned winter coats – an unusual site for a late-May ceremony. With temperatures hovering in the high 50s, family, friends and faculty filled the football stadium to honor Free State’s 25th graduating class.
Dozens of Lawrence Virtual School graduates crossed the stage to collect their diplomas Saturday, and dozens of others not present in person were celebrated along with them.
A stormy morning made way for smiles, champagne and just enough sunshine Sunday afternoon as the University of Kansas graduates of 2022 celebrated all that they’ve accomplished.
U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called the graduates who attended Friday morning’s commencement ceremony at Haskell Indian Nations University “a dream that our ancestors had.”
The Lawrence Free State High School class of 2021 donned mortar boards and face masks under cloudy skies for their commencement Wednesday night.
Amid a backdrop of basketball lore and behind face masks, the students of Lawrence High School’s class of 2021 celebrated their commencement Tuesday evening in Allen Fieldhouse.
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