By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff
After making it through the hectic 2017-2018 school year, the 465 graduating seniors will finally be walking the stage at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium at 3 p.m. on June 13. Two of Kennedy’s graduating seniors, Malissia Bordeaux and Zainab Khan, will be speaking at the ceremony, along with Sacramento City Unified School District Board member Darrell Woo.
Singing the National Anthem is senior Zaria Boykins, with remaining performers from the Kennedy marching band performing the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” Additionally, two top students from the graduating class will receive awards for their significant achievements throughout their high school career.
Seniors also have the opportunity to participate in several celebratory events. The celebration will begin with the Senior Trip to Disneyland on June 1-2. Following the trip will be the annual Senior Awards Night at 6 p.m. on June 5 in the school auditorium, where many deserving seniors will be receiving awards or scholarships.
Seniors are invited to join classmates for the Senior Barbeque at the quad at 6 p.m. on June 8, which will feature food, a DJ, and at least one bounce house. The concluding event will be Sober Grad Night on June 13 after the graduation ceremony. It will begin at Country Club Lanes at 11 p.m. and continue to 6 a.m. the next day. Activities include bowling, laser tag, arcade and casino games, raffles, and much more.