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WORTON — Kent County High School celebrated its 51st graduating class Friday evening, June 3. The Class of 2022 was cheered on by faculty, staff, family and friends on the field of Trojan Stadium.

From left, Aundra Anderson, senior coordinator of the Next Generation Scholars program, joins Gabby Nordhoff, Harleigh Sutton and Abby Allgeier for a photo as students get ready for graduation.
From left, Aundra Anderson, senior coordinator of the Next Generation Scholars program, joins Gabby Nordhoff, Harleigh Sutton and Abby Allgeier for a photo as students get ready for graduation.

 Nickolas Jones, Kent County High School's Male Outstanding Athlete of the Year, gets ready for graduation.
Nickolas Jones, Kent County High School's Male Outstanding Athlete of the Year, gets ready for graduation.

 Kent County High School seniors take one of their last walks down the hall in Kent County High School before graduation.
Kent County High School seniors take one of their last walks down the hall in Kent County High School before graduation.

 Valedictorian Sam Buckel smiles for a photo as he gets ready for graduation.
Valedictorian Sam Buckel smiles for a photo as he gets ready for graduation.

 Valedictorian Sam Buckel smiles for a photo as he gets ready for graduation.
Soon-to-be graduates don their robes and mortar boards and garb a quick bite to eat as the ceremony

 School secretary LaToya Johnson, left, and guidance secretary Tilise Brown help organize students as the graduation ceremony nears.
School secretary LaToya Johnson, left, and guidance secretary Tilise Brown help organize students as the graduation ceremony nears.

 Seniors get ready for graduation in Kent County High School.
Seniors get ready for graduation in Kent County High School.

 Seniors get ready for graduation in Kent County High School.
Seniors get ready for graduation in Kent County High School.

 Seniors get ready for graduation in Kent County High School.
Seniors get ready for graduation in Kent County High School.

 Aundra Anderson takes a photo of soon-to-be graduates, from left, Alana Fithian Wilson, Jose Vela Jr., Ronald Parker and Abby Allgeier.
Aundra Anderson takes a photo of soon-to-be graduates, from left, Alana Fithian Wilson, Jose Vela Jr., Ronald Parker and Abby Allgeier.

 
Malik Roberts poses for a photo in Trojan Stadium before graduation.
Malik Roberts poses for a photo in Trojan Stadium before graduation.

 
A sign in the stadium says it all.
A sign in the stadium says it all.

 Buckets of roses from Wildly Native are ready for the graduates.
Buckets of roses from Wildly Native are ready for the graduates.

 Soon the portable stage provided by the Town of Chestertown will be filled with school administrators, Kent County Board of Education n members and distinguished members of the Class of 2022.
Soon the portable stage provided by the Town of Chestertown will be filled with school administrators, Kent County Board of Education n members and distinguished members of the Class of 2022.

 Parents, family members and friends make their way into Trojan Stadium for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.
Parents, family members and friends make their way into Trojan Stadium for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.

 Parents, family members and friends make their way into Trojan Stadium for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.
Parents, family members and friends fill the stadium bleachers for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.

 Flower arrangements by Wildly Native adorn the stage.
Flower arrangements by Wildly Native adorn the stage.

 Soon these seats will be filled by members of the Class of 2022.
Soon these seats will be filled by members of the Class of 2022.
 

Parents, family members and friends fill the stadium bleachers for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.
Parents, family members and friends fill the stadium bleachers for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.

 Faculty and distinguished guests prepare to enter the stadium.
Faculty and distinguished guests prepare to enter the stadium.

 
Dr. Karen Couch, left, superintendent, and Kris Hemstetter, principal, lead the procession into Trojan Stadium for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.Dr. Karen Couch, left, superintendent, and Kris Hemstetter, principal, lead the procession into Trojan Stadium for Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.

 Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.
Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium. 

 Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.
Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.

 Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.
Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.
 

Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.
Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.
 

Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.
Faculty and distinguished guests proceed into the stadium.

 Jose Vela Jr. and fellow members of the Class of 2022 make their way to the stadium for graduation.
Jose Vela Jr. and fellow members of the Class of 2022 make their way to the stadium for graduation.
 

Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.
Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.
 

Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.
Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.

 Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.
Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.

 Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.
Members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 make their way to Trojan Stadium.
 

Guidance counselor Sandy Tilghman greets a student heading to her seat.
Guidance counselor Sandy Tilghman greets a student heading to her seat.

 Members of the Class of 2022 stand at their seats as everyone proceeds in to graduation.
Members of the Class of 2022 stand at their seats as everyone proceeds in to graduation.

 Supervisor of Operations Joe Wheeler and Supervisor of Secondary Education and Student Services Tracey Williams watch as students proceed in to graduation.
Supervisor of Operations Joe Wheeler and Supervisor of Secondary Education and Student Services Tracey Williams watch as students proceed in to graduation.

 Members of the Class of 2022 stand at their seats as everyone proceeds in to graduation.
Members of the Class of 2022 stand at their seats as everyone proceeds in to graduation.

 Supervisor of Operations Joe Wheeler and Supervisor of Secondary Education and Student Services Tracey Williams watch as students proceed in to graduation.
Families sit on the field at Trojan Stadium.

 Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter stands with, from left, Sam Buckel, Kendall Langenfelder, Christopher Hinton, Natalie Walls and Alana Fithian Wilson among the distinguished members of the Class of 2022.
Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter stands with, from left, Sam Buckel, Kendall Langenfelder, Christopher Hinton, Natalie Walls and Alana Fithian Wilson among the distinguished members of the Class of 2022.

 
Myona Moore sings the national anthem.
Myona Moore sings the national anthem.

 Myona Moore sings the national anthem.
Members of the Class of 2022 pay their respects as Myona Moore sings the national anthem.
 

Myona Moore smiles as she receives a round of applause for her rendition of the national anthem.
Myona Moore smiles as she receives a round of applause for her rendition of the national anthem.


Kendall Langenfelder, secretary of the Class of 2022, serves as the hostess of ceremonies.
Kendall Langenfelder, secretary of the Class of 2022, serves as the hostess of ceremonies.

 
Jose Vela Jr., class vice president, introduces the platform guests.
Jose Vela Jr., class vice president, introduces the platform guests.

 
Kent County High School Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow receives a round of applause.
Kent County High School Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow receives a round of applause.

 Kent County High School Assistant Principal Brian Derrickson is recognized by the crowd.
Kent County High School Assistant Principal Brian Derrickson is recognized by the crowd.

 
Principal Kris Hemstetter greets attendees to the graduation of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 and celebrates the students' accomplishments. 

 Principal Kris Hemstetter greets attendees to the graduation of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 and celebrates the students' accomplishments.
Principal Kris Hemstetter greets attendees to the graduation of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 and celebrates the students' accomplishments.

 
Principal Kris Hemstetter greets attendees to the graduation of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 and celebrates the students' accomplishments.
Principal Kris Hemstetter greets attendees to the graduation of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 and celebrates the students' accomplishments.

 
The Trojan watches over the crowd.
The Trojan watches over the crowd.

 Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent, congratulates the Class of 2022.
Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent, congratulates the Class of 2022.

 Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent, congratulates the Class of 2022.
Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent, congratulates the Class of 2022.

 
Brooke Fithian, Class of 2022 representative, welcomes everyone to graduation.
Brooke Fithian, Class of 2022 representative, welcomes everyone to graduation.

 
Senior Tilera Wright offers welcoming remarks.Senior Tilera Wright offers welcoming remarks.

 
At the end of her remarks, Tilera Wright takes one last video of herself and her classmates as students in Trojan Stadium.
At the end of her remarks, Tilera Wright takes one last video of herself and her classmates as students in Trojan Stadium.

 
Class President Alana Fithian Wilson offers a message to her fellow seniors.
Class President Alana Fithian Wilson offers a message to her fellow seniors.

 
Class President Alana Fithian Wilson offers a message to her fellow seniors.
The soon-to-be graduates listen as Class President Alana Fithian Wilson delivers her remarks at graduation.


Kent County Public Schools faculty and staff listen to the student speeches at graduation.
Kent County Public Schools faculty and staff listen to the student speeches at graduation.

 Salutatorian Christopher Hinton gives a speech about finding your way.
Salutatorian Christopher Hinton gives a speech about finding your way.

 Valedictorian Sam Buckel addresses his classmates at graduation.
Valedictorian Sam Buckel addresses his classmates at graduation.
 

Valedictorian Sam Buckel addresses his classmates at graduation.
Valedictorian Sam Buckel addresses his classmates at graduation.
 
Natalie Walls helps introduce this year's graduation speakers.
Natalie Walls helps introduce this year's graduation speakers.

 Mackenzie Clark helps introduce the two guest speakers.
Mackenzie Clark helps introduce the two guest speakers.

 English teachers Melissa Walters, left, and Caren Saunders deliver the keynote address at Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.
English teachers Melissa Walters, left, and Caren Saunders deliver the keynote address at Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.

 English teachers Melissa Walters, left, and Caren Saunders deliver the keynote address at Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.
English teachers Melissa Walters, left, and Caren Saunders deliver the keynote address at Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.
 
Malik Roberts receives his diploma from Principal Kris Hemstetter.
Malik Roberts receives his diploma from Principal Kris Hemstetter.

 
Salutatorian Christopher Hinton smiles with his diploma.

 
Alana Fithian Wilson shakes hands the Assistant Principal Brian Derrickson.
Alana Fithian Wilson shakes hands the Assistant Principal Brian Derrickson.
 

Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow congratulates Mackenzie Clark after she receives her diploma.
Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow congratulates Mackenzie Clark after she receives her diploma.

 
Myona Moore smiles for a photo after getting her diploma.Myona Moore smiles for a photo after getting her diploma.

 Members of the Class of 2022 line up to receive their diplomas.
Members of the Class of 2022 line up to receive their diplomas.


Seniors clap for one another as the diplomas are announced.Seniors clap for one another as the diplomas are announced.

 
Families watch as students cross the stage in Trojan Stadium to receive their diplomas.Families watch as students cross the stage in Trojan Stadium to receive their diplomas.


A student is congratulated as he makes his way to the stage.A student is congratulated as he makes his way to the stage.


From left, seniors Nicholas Beck, Angel Bennet and Paul Bentley Hulday wait on stage for their names to be called.
From left, seniors Nicholas Beck, Angel Bennet and Paul Bentley Hulday wait on stage for their names to be called.

 Charles Butler leans by the speaker as he waits to be called to receive his diploma.
Charles Butler leans by the speaker as he waits to be called to receive his diploma.

 Cheyenne Blockston celebrates after receiving her diploma.
Cheyenne Blockston celebrates after receiving her diploma.

 Jacob Cerino signs for everyone to take it easy as he crosses the stage.
Jacob Cerino signs for everyone to take it easy as he crosses the stage.
 

Principal Kris Hemstetter takes a photo with Tylir Cunningham.
Principal Kris Hemstetter takes a photo with Tylir Cunningham.
 

Ryan Collins, left, and Jacob Cerino return to their seats after receiving their diplomas.
Ryan Collins, left, and Jacob Cerino return to their seats after receiving their diplomas.
 

Teacher Brett King, one of the senior class advisors, calls graduates to receive their diplomas.
Teacher Brett King, one of the senior class advisors, calls graduates to receive their diplomas.
 

Jenifer Diaz-Ramierz takes a photo with Principal Kris Hemstetter.
Jenifer Diaz-Ramierz takes a photo with Principal Kris Hemstetter.
 

Kent County Board of Education Vice President Nivek Johnson hands a diploma to Elohim Dickinson.
Kent County Board of Education Vice President Nivek Johnson hands a diploma to Elohim Dickinson.
 

Nickolas Jones pauses for a photo with Principal Kris Hemstetter after being handed his diploma.
Nickolas Jones pauses for a photo with Principal Kris Hemstetter after being handed his diploma.
 

Parker Miller shakes hands with Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow.
Parker Miller shakes hands with Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow.
 

Teacher Justin Jenkins, a senior class advisor, reads the names of graduates as they come on stage to receive their diploma.
Teacher Justin Jenkins, a senior class advisor, reads the names of graduates as they come on stage to receive their diploma.

 Lorelei Patillo, left, and Anna Phillips wait their turn to cross the stage and receive their diplomas.
Lorelei Patillo, left, and Anna Phillips wait their turn to cross the stage and receive their diplomas.

 Anna Phillips smiles as she leaves the stage with her high school diploma.
Anna Phillips smiles as she leaves the stage with her high school diploma.

 
Emma Ranville is all smiles with Principal Kris Hemstetter at graduation.
Emma Ranville is all smiles with Principal Kris Hemstetter at graduation.
 

Nasir Reed poses for a photo after receiving his diploma.Nasir Reed poses for a photo after receiving his diploma.
 

Giovanny Reyes Ochoa and Ajiona Riley are ready for to get their diplomas.Giovanny Reyes Ochoa and Ajiona Riley are ready for to get their diplomas.

 
Seniors wait in line for their turn to cross the stage and receive their diplomas.Seniors wait in line for their turn to cross the stage and receive their diplomas.
 

Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow congratulates Asia Rochester Bailey as Ashlyn Rodriguez gets her photo taken with her diploma.Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow congratulates Asia Rochester Bailey as Ashlyn Rodriguez gets her photo taken with her diploma.
 

Kent County High School faculty members watch as their students are called up for graduation.Kent County High School faculty members watch as their students are called up for graduation.

 
Harleigh Sutton receives her diploma from Principal Kris Hemstetter.Harleigh Sutton receives her diploma from Principal Kris Hemstetter.

 
Jonathan Valido looks out into the crowd as he waits his turn to cross the stage.Jonathan Valido looks out into the crowd as he waits his turn to cross the stage.

 
Graduates cheer one another one as the graduation ceremony continues.Graduates cheer one another one as the graduation ceremony continues.
 

Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow congratulates Jonathan Valido.Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow congratulates Jonathan Valido.
 

Starr Wyatt celebrates with principal Kris Hemstetter as Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent, and Joe Goetz, president of the Kent County Board of education, applaud her.
Starr Wyatt celebrates with principal Kris Hemstetter as Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent, and Joe Goetz, president of the Kent County Board of education, applaud her.
 

Khalil Wright shakes hands with Assistant Principal Brian Derrickson as Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow and Aundra Anderson, program coordinator for Next generation Scholars, cheer on the graduates.Khalil Wright shakes hands with Assistant Principal Brian Derrickson as Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow and Aundra Anderson, program coordinator for Next generation Scholars, cheer on the graduates.

 
The Class of 2022 celebrates during the graduation ceremony.The Class of 2022 celebrates during the graduation ceremony.
 

Emily Walters, Class of 2022 treasurer, leads graduates through the traditional turning of the ring and tassel, as the ceremony winds to a close.Emily Walters, Class of 2022 treasurer, leads graduates through the traditional turning of the ring and tassel, as the ceremony winds to a close.
 

Having received their diplomas, members of the Class of 2022 turn their tassels to signify that they are now officially graduates of Kent County High School.Having received their diplomas, members of the Class of 2022 turn their tassels to signify that they are now officially graduates of Kent County High School.
 

Dr. Keith Wharton leads the band at graduation.Dr. Keith Wharton leads the band at graduation.

 Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.
Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.
 

Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.
Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.

 
Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.
Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.


Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.
Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.

 Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.
Graduates, family members and friends celebrate as the ceremony ends.

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