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Hermiston High to hold grad in Kennewick again

School board unanimously agrees to hold graduation in Tri-Cities

East Oregonian

Published on July 10, 2018 5:07PM

Hermiston High School seniors listen to a class speaker during commencement exercises in June 2018 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

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Hermiston High School seniors listen to a class speaker during commencement exercises in June 2018 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

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HERMISTON — The Hermiston School Board agreed at a Monday night meeting that the district will once again hold graduation at the Toyota Center in 2019.

Hermiston High School Principal Tom Spoo made a brief presentation to the board, discussing the positives and negatives of the venue. He said the new location’s capacity was one of the biggest benefits, as the school no longer had to give students a limited number of tickets for family members.

“Limiting it to three or four tickets is not an option,” said board member Dave Smith.

He said the main issues were traffic and crowd management after students gathered on the lawn to meet their families.

Board members said they did not need to vote on the decision, and unanimously agreed to hold the event at the Kennewick center in 2019.



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