A crowd of 2,500 attended commencement exercises at the Golden Eagle Arena in Lemoore as 386 graduates were honored by West Hills College Lemoore.
The graduates were largely from Kings County. President Don Warkentin said 163 live in Hanford or Armona, and 151 reside in Lemoore. The rest are from towns within the college service area: Avenal, Corcoran, Riverdale, Stratford, Huron, and others. Fresno, Visalia, Tulare, Selma, Reedley, Morro Bay and other California cities were also represented. The students received Associate of Art or Associate of Science degrees, or Certificates of Achievement.