It’s the start of a new era for Dean’s Class of 2022

It’s the start of a new era for Dean’s Class of 2022

About 80 Holyoke High School seniors graduated from the Dean campus on Thursday, June 2, during an emotional ceremony in the school gym that capped off their public school education.

The Class of 2022 is the largest senior class to graduate from Dean in many years, just another testament to the growing popularity and promise of the technical education Holyoke High School students receive in nine career areas, including advanced manufacturing, auto collision, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts, diesel technology, electrical, health assisting, and programming and web development.

Perseverance, family, and resilience were common themes shared in the farewell remarks of Valedictorian Armanie Ruiz, Salutatorian Lily Rivera, and Class President Laila Jenkins. Also sharing insights and well wishes to this year’s graduating seniors were Principal Alan Gates, Superintendent Anthony Soto, and Holyoke Mayor Joshua A. Garcia. ELL teacher Mario Feliciano performed both the U.S. and Puerto Rican national anthems for those in attendance, which included students, staff, family members, and friends who came to witness the end of one era and the start of a new one for Dean’s Class of 2022.

Here is a gallery of photos from Dean’s graduation, and here is a video recording of the full ceremony.

Holyoke High School’s Opportunity Academy will hold its graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 16. The North Campus graduation ceremony was held last week, on June 5.