Heighden Walsh, left, and Airielna Horn take selfies while waiting in a staging area before the Kelly Walsh High School graduation ceremonies at the Ford Wyoming Center on Friday, Nov. 28, in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
CASPER, Wyo. – The Kelly Walsh High School class of 2021 packed into the dark, cavernous halls in the lower level of the Ford Wyoming Center on Friday, May 28, to start their graduation celebration.
The number of KWHS graduates who finished their final year of high school during a global pandemic was just shy of 400, according to a spokesperson. The graduates walked from the recesses of the arena onto its floor, as friends and family members filling the stadium seats cheered, whistled and sometimes cried.
The ceremony was the fourth and final for Natrona County’s graduating classes of 2021, which included Roosevelt and NCHS on Thursday, and Midwest and KWHS on Friday.