Onward and upward: Kealakehe graduates Class of 2022

  • Happy seniors of the Kealakehe HS Class of 2022 make their entrance during the start of commencement on Saturday. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Happy Kealakehe HS graduates pose for picture during commencement on Saturday night. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • (l) Kawena Haserot & Elizabeth Black-Santiago (r) pause a moment during procession to pose for the camera. Kealakehe HS held it's Commencement on Sat. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • After Kealakehe HS's commencement many adorned pop up tents were set up along Ane Keohokalole Hwy for family & friends to congratulate the 2022 graduates, picture taking & general celebrating. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • From left: Father, Kevin Haleamau, Peyton Haleamau and mother Star Haleamau pose immediately after commencement Saturday evening at Kealakehe High School. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Advisory Teacher David Huitt embraces his students after the turning of their tassels Saturday night at Kealakehe HS's commencement. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • l to r: Grandmother Predj Nazaire, mom Emely Nazaire & dad Rudy Nazaire sit together at Kealakehe HS's commencement Saturday evening with framed pictures of their daughter Juniyah Marie Nazaire. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Justim Dale Viloria sounds an air horn as he walks on stage to receive his diploma Saturday evening at the Kealakehe High School commencement. (Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kealakehe High School held its commencement ceremony Saturday evening, graduating hundreds of seniors from the Big Island’s largest public high school.