What to Expect at Class of 2022 Graduation


Credit to Taylor Hill

Graduation for the Francis Howell School District is going to be held at the St. Charles Family Arena on Saturday, June 4. In the past, all three high schools have had their ceremony on the same day and this year, the tradition is continuing. FHN’s ceremony begins at 10 a.m. but all graduating seniors are asked to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. Guests should enter the arena through gates one, two, three or four and graduates should enter through gates one and two. Guests can enter the arena starting at 9 a.m.

The commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 10 a.m. The ceremony will consist of many things including the recognition of seniors,  disbursement of diplomas and speeches from the graduation marshal and the Senior Class President, Zach Zimmerman.  Zimmerman will give a speech that draws a meaningful comparison between our class and Crocs.

“I am looking forward to getting to see all of my teachers and all of my family come out and support me and all of my friends at graduation,” Zimmerman said. “I feel like it’s a culmination of basically our entire lives. Them being with us at the end of it all is very important to me.”

Many people, including Zimmerman, have spent anywhere from four to 13 years with their classmates and graduation is one of the final times everyone will be together. Zimmerman is looking forward to the ceremony and the possibilities it brings.

“It’s our whole lives coming to one moment,” Zimmerman said. “It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of a whole other chapter of our lives and the start of it all will be at graduation.”