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Excitement is in the air as seniors prepare to graduate June 16, 17 & 18 at the Hampton Coliseum


As the 2021-2022 school year is drawing to a close, Hampton City Schools is preparing for graduation at the Hampton Coliseum. The Division projects that approximately 1,346 students will receive their high school diplomas June 16 through 18, 2022.


Hampton High School, with approximately 303 graduates, will hold its graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 16, at 7:00 p.m. Emily Epstein is the school’s valedictorian and Nasser Issa is the salutatorian.


Approximately 300 students from Phoebus High School will graduate on Friday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. The school’s valedictorian is Samantha Champion and Kayla Wiggins is the salutatorian.


Students from Kecoughtan High School will graduate on Saturday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m. There will be approximately 395 graduates to walk across the stage. The valedictorian is Madison Wilhelm and the salutatorian is Natalie Parra.


Bethel High School will award diplomas to approximately 345 students on Saturday, June 18, at 1:30 p.m. Andrew Kwong is the school’s valedictorian and Jessica Phan is the salutatorian.


As of June 6, 2022, students in the class of 2022 have been offered more than $43,850,264 million in grants and scholarships.


The ceremonies will be held at the Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. All guests (including children) will be required to have a ticket for entry. Please note that there is a dress code for attendees. No shorts or denim/jean attire of any color will be permitted.


All graduates and guests are encouraged to wear a face covering at all times. 


All graduates and guests are required to self-administer a Health Assessment Questionnaire BEFORE arriving at the Hampton Coliseum. Any graduate or guest who does not feel well should remain at home.


Parking will be at a premium, so guests are encouraged to arrive early or carpool with family and friends.


Each of the ceremonies will be televised on the HCS PEG stations, Cox Channel 46 and Verizon FIOS Channel 20. The graduations will be rebroadcast beginning on Thursday, June 23. DVDs and flash drives are available for purchase.


For additional information about graduation, including seating, decorum, dress code, and ordering of DVDs and flash drives, visit the HCS website at http://www.hampton.k12.va.us/graduation/graduation.html or contact the respective school.