Read the Weekly's coverage of local graduations, with articles on the Gunn and Palo Alto high school ceremonies on Thursday, Q&As with seniors and full lists of the Class of 2023 from local schools.
Gunn High School ceremony coverage
At a high school known for its high scholarship, students in the 2023 Henry M. Gunn's graduating class focused instead on the lessons they learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and on efforts to be a community that is more inclusive and understanding of differences.
Palo Alto High School ceremony coverage
At Palo Alto High School’s graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 1, student speakers urged their classmates to take their experiences over the past four years and use them to explore and embrace the challenges and opportunities that will lie ahead.
Castilleja School ceremony coverage
Speakers at the Castilleja School graduation ceremony in Palo Alto on Saturday, June 3, highlighted the humor and optimism of the Class of 2023, especially as they navigated pandemic-era high school, and the community they built along the way.
Commencement speaker Tirana Hassan of Human Rights Watch exhorted students to embrace their differences.
7 questions for the Class of 2023
As this year's graduating seniors don their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas, the commencement ceremonies are marking the successful completion of four years of high school that were unlike any the students could have predicted.
Now that they're at the threshold of adulthood, four students talk about the experiences that defined their high school careers. Read their Q&As here.
Lists of new graduates from local schools