Rock Springs High School Graduates 250 in Twilight Commencement Ceremony

Rock Springs High School Graduates 250 in Twilight Commencement Ceremony

The Rock Springs seniors toss their caps in the air following the traditional tassel toss at the end of the graduation ceremony last night. (photos by Brayden Flack)

ROCK SPRINGS — A capacity crowd at Tiger Stadium enjoyed a mild spring evening and celebrated the graduation of 250 seniors at Rock Springs High School Thursday night.

The RSHS graduation marked the end of the commencement ceremonies in Sweetwater County, and the audience took part with enthusiasm and support.

Myla Ruiz opened the celebration with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Principal Glen Suppes recognized the Senior Honor awards.

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The RSHS Choir performed their version of “Ad Astra” by Jacob Naverud, followed by a speech from Salutatorian Megan Hollingshead.

The choir also sang “I’ll Be There For You” from the television series Friends, before Valedictorian and Outstanding Senior award winner Shiva Yeshlur delivered a sober but hopeful speech about the challenges his classmates and generation face in the world moving forward.

Seniors lined up to receive their diplomas from the Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees, while the audience enjoyed an up-close look at the ceremony for the first time as the presentation was also broadcast on the new stadium scoreboard.

Yeshlur and Hollingshead let their classmates in the traditional tassel toss, and the evening ended with the school fight song and recessional.

SweetwaterNOW congratulates the Class of 2022 at Rock Springs High School, and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.