Graduation

Class of 2022, this page is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know for graduation! We will continue to update this page, as well as send emails, with need to know information throughout the year leading up to the graduation ceremony. 


Commencement is Saturday, June 11 at noon (12 p.m.) at Mariucci Arena:

Our in-person commencement ceremony is Saturday, June 11, at noon at 3M Arena at Mariucci.  1901 4th St SE, Minneapolis, 55455.  We’ll have much more information to share with you as we get closer to the date. Hold this date and time held on your calendars. Commencement generally lasts around 90 minutes.

The benefit of holding the event at Mariucci Arena is the ability to accommodate a large number of family members.  No tickets will be issued and no limit to guest attendance.

Important Senior Year and Graduation Topics

Past email communication

Class of 2022 Yard Signs

First page of the PDF file: 2022_Senior_Yard_Sign_vFINAL_Outlines

Class of 2022 Signs were distributed last week. Seniors who were unable to attend that event may pick up their sign from the main office and those who would like an extra sign can purchase one at the SLPHS Panther Store. Check out the Yard Sign Flickr album.

Submit your photos!

A group of high school students smiling in Panther gear at Panther Stadium

We are asking seniors and/or their family members to submit their favorite photos from this school year for a potential graduation slideshow. Photo submissions should be from school events, activities, athletics or any school-related function. Please send photos to communications@district16.org for consideration.

Class of 2022 Senior Spotlight

It's time to shine a light on members of the Class of 2022. These students have been an invaluable part of our Panther community and we're cheering them on as they pursue further education, a career or trade, take a role with the military or do something else altogether.

We asked our graduating seniors to share their plans, favorite experiences and what makes them Panther Proud. In the coming weeks, we will share student spotlights as we celebrate the Class of 2022. We are proud of our seniors and know they will go on to do great things! Read more about each spotlight's time at SLP here.

Emma Helgerson

Emma Helgerson - Class of 2022

"I plan to attend the University of Minnesota after graduation. I’m decided to major in biochemistry, along with a possible minor in neuroscience. I plan to go down the pre-med track, as it’s been a passion of mine for many years."

Duc Trinh

Duc Trinh - Class of 2022

"After graduation, I will attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and major in computer science."

Dian Castro

Dian Castro - senior spotlight 2022

"I plan on attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to major in Bioproducts Biosystems Engineering."

Cassie Christian

Cassie Christian - Class of 2022 Spotlight Feature

"My plans after graduation are to get a Biotechnology degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Then I would like to get a Master Degree and Doctorate in hopes of working up to be part of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service."

Caden Oberg

Caden Oberg - Class of 2022 Senior Spotlight

"After graduation, I will be attending the College of Engineering at the University of North Dakota."

Obelyn Smith

Obelyn Smith - Class of 2022 Senior Spotlight

"After graduation, I will be attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. My major is undecided, but I want to plan my life around my ability to create art. I am passionate about writing, and I would like to continue developing as an artist. I would love to potentially direct some of my screenplays or stageplays. However, I am so incredibly passionate about political activism. I plan to become more involved in politics, so I will likely also pursue political science or something similar."

Eleanor Jeppson

Eleanor Jeppson - Class of 2022 Senior Spotlight

"After graduation, I will be attending George Washington University in Washington D.C. and plan on majoring in political science."

Vincent Vang

Vincent Vang - Class of 2022 Senior Spotlight

"After graduation, I plan to attend Anoka Ramsey Community College. I don't exactly know what I will be going to college for but I plan to take classes that align with my interests."

Sabriin Mohamed

Sabriin Mohamed - Class of 2022 senior spotlight

"I plan to attend college at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the fall. At the Liberal Arts College, I plan to pursue a dual degree in Political Science and Public Administration. After college, I plan to attend Law School."

hat toss at graduation