As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, Upper Arlington Schools students, staff and families are celebrating important milestones for those moving on to their next step — whether it’s middle school, high school, college, career or the military.
“Our students are truly exceptional, and every year we are so proud to celebrate the unique accomplishments of each and every one of them,” said Superintendent Paul Imhoff, Ed.D. “The Upper Arlington High School Class of 2022 — our 98th graduating class — truly stands out, and every member of this class has so much to be proud of during their time here.”
Upper Arlington Schools’ 98th annual commencement ceremony will cap off the celebrations for the approximately 490 members of the Class of 2022, as they walk across the stage in the Schottenstein Center to accept their diplomas and officially join the ranks of Golden Bear alumni. For information about attending the graduation ceremony, please visit our Class of 2022 Senior Information webpage. A livestream of the ceremony will be offered thanks to WOSU at this link.
After graduation, the members of the Class of 2022 are headed off for college, the military and some other destinations, too. They will be attending 112 colleges and universities across the country. Five very special graduates have committed to serving our country in the military and ROTC programs, and some students are making other plans, whether it’s a gap year, career or another path.
“This is an exceptional group of young people who truly reflect our vision of uniquely accomplished students prepared to serve, lead and succeed,” said Upper Arlington High School Principal Andrew Theado. “It’s no surprise these graduates have big plans for the future.
Their long list of achievements speaks for itself.”
Of the Class of 2022 graduates, there are nine National Merit Finalists and 16 Commended Scholars, and nearly 100 members of the prestigious Cum Laude Society. The class has 16 students who have shown a remarkable commitment to service, receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award for individually contributing 50 or more hours of service to the community. There are accomplished artists who have won state and regional awards, athletes who have competed at the highest level, and individuals who have explored their passions through the performing arts and extracurricular activities like mock and moot trial, Science Olympiad and robotics.
“We wish these students the best and are so excited to continue to watch them grow as they go on to their next step in life,” Theado said.