SCHOOLS

PHOTOS: Roberts High School grads celebrate

More than 3,000 seniors in the Salem-Keizer School District earned diplomas this week, with celebrations held Thursday and Friday for most high schools.

Roberts High School graduates celebrated at Sprague High School Friday. The alternative high school has several programs for students who need extra support to complete high school, including the teen parent program.

A stack of chairs served as an impromptu dressing room for graduates before the start of the Roberts High School Commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Friends take a moment to get a picture before the start of the Roberts High School Commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Elijah Fonseca shows a handmade medicine pouch his grandmother made for him at the Roberts High School Commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Alexia Garcia and Christian Lua, along with their future baby Ava, get ready to walk in the Roberts High School Commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Roberts High School staff Jenniffer Dunnigan helps make a last minute adjustment for Zoey Husted at the Roberts High School Commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Kaden Main looks down at her money lei at the Roberts High School Commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Janetzy Velasco having a happy moment before walking in the Roberts High School commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Roberts High School students file into the Sprague football field as the commencement ceremony begins at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Diplomas wait to be awarded at the Roberts High School commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Diplomas wait to be awarded at the Roberts High School commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The back of Diana Barron’s mortarboard at the Roberts High School commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Roberts High School students listen to speakers during their commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Diana Barron delivers a keynote speech during the Roberts High School commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Roberts High School students listen to speakers during their commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Janetzy Velasco holds her diploma at the Roberts High School commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Roberts High School students listen to speakers during their commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Roberts High School Class of 2024 waves to friends and family in the stands at the finish of the commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A graduate shows their appreciation to a Roberts High School staff member after graduating at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Kristell Garcia and her son Jose share a moment after graduation at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Friends hug after the Roberts High School commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Areli Monike Mesa Munoz and family after the Roberts High School commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Temontae Page with a billboard his family made for him at the Roberts High School commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Hazel and Morgan Sanchez catch up with each other after Morgan’s graduation at the Roberts High School commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Mia Salazar models the dress she wore to the Roberts High School commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Friends and family watch the Roberts High School Commencement ceremonies at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Roberts High School staff cheer on students as they enter the field at commencement ceremonies held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Roberts High School students listen to speakers during their commencement ceremony held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Keizer Salem School Board Chair Karina Guzmán Ortiz shakes the hand of a Roberts High School graduate during commencement held at Sprague High School on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.