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YUHSD schools to celebrate Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies

The graduating Class of 2023 for Yuma Union High School District is expected to include more than 2,400 students who have met the Arizona and YUHSD requirements to receive their diplomas. 

In-person graduation ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. at each comprehensive high school, while Vista High School will host their graduation ceremony at Yuma High School’s Snider Auditorium on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

YUHSD is committed to preparing every student to be successful in college, careers, and the community, and the graduating Class of 2023 has earned nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships to support their higher education goals. Additionally, dozens of students enlisted in U.S. Armed Services, including the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy and more than 1,500 will graduate with an industry certification earned through completion of a Career & Technical Education program. 

"The Class of 2023 entered the high school scene as freshmen four short years ago; full of uncertainty, nervousness, and excitement, and now some of these same feelings are back as they prepare for a new journey,” Cibola High School Principal Derek Bosch said. “These past four years have allowed students to learn, grow, and overcome various challenges, preparing them for what is to come. It is an absolute honor to be with our graduates as they assemble as a class for the last time, walk onto the field side-by-side, and take that final walk across the stage, receiving their diploma with pride. Congratulations Class of 2023!”

For the third consecutive year, all ceremonies will be live-streamed on each school’s Facebook page during the event. A Facebook account is not needed to watch the festivities. The following week, the recorded live stream will also be available on school and district websites and YUHSD’s YouTube account. 
Here is a list of websites and official Facebook pages for YUHSD schools:

School    Website                    Facebook
CHS        @CibolaHighSchoolRaiders
GRHS        @GRHSOfficial
KHS         @KofaHighSchoolKings
SLHS         @SanLuisHighSchoolSidewinders
VHS         @VHSLobos
YHS         @YumaHighSchoolCriminals 

Eric Patten