I am not even going to count the years when I graduated but it was a moment in my life I will never forget! I remember getting my senior pictures done in the summer just before school started. I ordered my graduation kit in the fall. You know; the gown, the mortar board, the tassel, the announcements to send to friends and family. Got my annual ordered and then I prayed that my teachers would like me and pass me so I could get my high school diploma!

Thousands of seniors will be going thru the same anxiety over the next few weeks as we pay tribute to the graduating class of 2012. If you have a friend, a family member or even yourself if you are graduating feel free to make your announcement here! Let us know who you are and what school you are from!

OK! So lots of people have asked..."Bear, where and when did YOU graduate"? ready? Bear graduated from Hanford High School! Home of The Hanford Falcons! Class of 1979!

Congratulations graduates! To help you out here is a list of all the graduations that I know of. I think I got them all.

May 26

Hermiston Christian School, 2 p.m., 825 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston.

May 31

Palouse Junction High School, 6 p.m., 1100 W. Clark St., Connell.

Lincoln Alternative High School, 6 p.m., 363 Orchard St., Walla Walla.

Compass High School, 6:30 p.m., 812 Wallace Way, Grandview.


June 1

River's Edge High School, 11 a.m., 504 Wilson St., Richland.

Riverside High School, 1 p.m., 210 N.E. Boardman Ave., Boardman.

Three Rivers Homelink, 1:30 p.m., 517 Jadwin Ave., Richland.

Hanford High School, 4:30 p.m., Toyota Center, Kennewick.

Richland High School, 7 p.m., Toyota Center, Kennewick.

River View High School, 7 p.m., 36509 S. Lemon Drive, Finley.

Columbia High School, 7 p.m., 77 Maple St., Burbank.

Othello High School, 7 p.m., 340 S. Seventh Ave., Othello.

Kahlotus High School, 7 p.m., 100 W. Martin, at the high school.

Kingspoint Christian School, 7 p.m., 150 Gage Blvd., Richland.

New Horizons High School, 7 p.m., Gjerde Center, 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco.

Sunnyside Christian School, 7 p.m., 1500 High Grove Road, Grandview.

Prosser Falls High School, 7 p.m., 1226 Meade Ave., Prosser.

Connell High School, 7 p.m., 1100 W. Clark, Connell.

Phoenix High School, 7 p.m., 418 S. Vancouver St., Kennewick.

Walla Walla High School, 7 p.m., Walla Walla High School Commons area.


June 2

Columbia Basin College, dental hygiene pinning, 2 p.m., CBC theater in Pasco.

Kennewick High School, 9 a.m., Toyota Center, Kennewick.

Chiawana High School, 10 a.m., Edgar Brown Stadium, Pasco.

Prosser High School, 10 a.m., Art Fiker Stadium.

Umatilla High School, 10:30 a.m., 1400 Seventh St., Umatilla.

Hermiston High School, 10:30 a.m., 600 S. First St., Hermiston.

Kiona-Benton City High School, 11 a.m., 1107 Grace Ave., Benton City.

Grandview High School, 11 a.m., 1601 W. Fifth St., Grandview.

Kamiakin High School, 1 p.m., Toyota Center, Kennewick.

Dayton High School, 1 p.m., 609 S. Second.

Tri-Cities Prep, 2 p.m., 9612 St. Thomas Drive, Pasco.

Liberty Christian, 2 p.m., 2200 Williams Blvd., Richland.

Southridge High School, 5 p.m., Toyota Center, Kennewick.

Pasco High School, 6 p.m., Edgar Brown Stadium.

DeSales High School, 7 p.m., 919 E. Sumach, Walla Walla.


June 3

Riverview Baptist School, 4 p.m., 4900 Richardson Road, Pasco.

June 5

ALPS High School, 7 p.m., 710 S. 10th Ave., Othello.

June 8

Columbia Basin College GED and high school completion ceremony, 7 p.m., in the CBC gym.

Prescott High School, 7 p.m., 207 S. A St., Prescott.

Waitsburg High School, 8 p.m., 405 Coppei Ave., Waitsburg.

Sunnyside High School, 8 p.m., 1801 E. Edison Ave., Sunnyside.

June 9

Touchet High School, 1 p.m., 90 Champion St., Touchet.

June 15

Columbia Basin College, 7 p.m. , Toyota Center, Kennewick.

June 16

Columbia Basin College, radiologic technology pinning ceremony, CBC theater in Pasco.

Columbia Basin College, nursing pinning ceremony, 2 p.m., in the auditorium at Richland High School.