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PHOTO GALLERY: Royal Scots, Vikings celebrate graduation

McKay graduates Ethan Breckheimer and Alfredo Lopez display their diplomas and colorful regalia representing their families’ heritage at commencement on Friday, June 10. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

The season of commencements hit Salem last week as seniors attended graduation ceremonies, listened to speeches, heard music and then got on with their lives. At North Salem High School, seniors endured rain storms for their outdoor ceremony while McKay High School used the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

Seniors anticipate their graduation during McKay’s commencement on Friday, June 10. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

McKay seniors awaiting the commencement on Friday, June 10, (from left) Juan Chavez, Kevin Ibañez, Jose Garibay, Cody Davidson, Guadalupe Martinez and Marleen Ramirez. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Seniors anticipate their graduation during McKay’s commencement on Friday, June 10. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Seniors file into the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion for McKay’s commencement on Friday, June 10. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Chansse Lee makes his way to his seat along with other graduating McKay seniors at commencement on Friday, June 10. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Minoru Albioj and other members of the McKay Royal islander Club wait backstage before McKay High School’s commencement on Friday, June 10. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Abigail Del Rosal-Garcia receives her diploma from Principal Ranae Quiring at McKay’s commencement on Friday, June 10. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

McKay graduate Juan Chavez receives his diploma at commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

McKay High School’s choir performs for commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

McKay graduate Chansse Lee makes his way to seat after receiving his diploma on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Recognition was given during commencement at McKay High School to valedictorians Ngoc Huyen Nhu Nguyen, Heyna Tayte Feskens, and Taralynn Nhan Nguyen, salutatorians Frank Douglas Fahrer, America Lluvia and Moreno Garcia; Royal Scots of the Year Adriana Cavasos and Wyatt Nelson and Principal’s Leadership Award recipient Gustavo Gomez Godinezon. The ceremony was June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Taralynn Nhan Nguyen, senior class speaker and McKay valedictorian, addresses her fellow seniors at McKay’s commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

North Salem High School seniors Christian Romero and Misael Aguilar wait for the start of commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

North Salem High School seniors hoisted umbrellas against the rain during commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

North Salem High School graduate Kaylin Lambright receives her diploma from Principal Chad Towe on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

North Salem High graduate Jessica Ramos celebrates as she receives her diploma on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

North Salem High School graduate Anthony Ortiz makes his way to his seat after receiving his diploma on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Graduate Vance Lund smiles after receiving his diploma at North Salem High School’s commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Principal Chad Towe addresses North Salem High School’s graduating class on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

North Salem High School seniors try to keep dry amid heavy rain during the school’s 2022 commencement. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

The North Salem High School choir performs for the 2022 graduates on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Families and friends of North Salem High School shelter under umbrellas during the 2022 commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

Seniors toss their caps into the air at the conclusion of North Salem High School’s graduation commencement on June 10, 2022. (CHRIS WARD/Special to Salem Reporter)

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