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Graduation speakers announced as community celebrates Class of 2022
Students and Principal Kris Hemstetter, second from left, join the Kent County High School Trojan for a photo in the cafeteria during Decision Day Thursday, May 5.
Students and Principal Kris Hemstetter, second from left, join the Kent County High School Trojan for a photo in the cafeteria during Decision Day Thursday, May 5.

WORTON — With graduation less than a month away, Kent County High School seniors and community members have already begun celebrating.

This year's graduation ceremony is set for Friday evening, June 3 at Kent County High School in Worton. Like last year, the ceremony will be held outside in Trojan Stadium.

The confirmed speakers — as chosen by the Class of 2022 and approved by the Kent County Board of Education Monday, May 9 — are Kent County High School teachers Caren Saunders and Melissa Walters.

On Thursday, May 5, Kent County High School celebrated the Class of 2022 with Decision Day. Held in the high school's cafeteria, seniors joined together to highlight their future plans in what looks to be the start of a new annual tradition.

There was food, music and games. A table was set up for seniors to write thank you cards to teachers, a banner stretched across the wall for them to sign and a photo stand was set up for group pictures.

The whole community got involved in celebrating the Class of 2022 Friday evening, May 6 in downtown Chestertown. 

Organized by the Kent County High School Parent Teacher Student Association and the Downtown Chestertown Association, the monthly First Friday event focused on the honoring the Class of 2022.

Seniors' photos were posted in windows of downtown businesses and music teacher Dr. Keith Wharton led the Kent County High School Jazz Band in an outdoor performance.

Photos of Kent County High School seniors line a table at Decision Day, Thursday, May 5. Seniors were invited to take their photos, write their future plans on them and post them on a designated wall in the school.

Members of the Class of 2022 who plan to attend Salisbury University this fall take a group photo with the Kent County High School Trojan during Decision Day.

Photos of members of the Kent County High School Class of 2022 line store windows in downtown Chestertown for First Friday, May 6. This month's event celebrated the Class of 2022.

Dr. Keith Wharton leads the Kent County High School Jazz band during a First Friday performance, May 6.

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