Rio Rancho High School students representing the Class of 2022 were showered in green and blue confetti, ready to move on to the next stage of their lives following Tuesday’s graduation ceremony at the Rio Rancho Events Center.

In all, 504 RRHS seniors officially became high school graduates.

The photo descriptions are listed below, starting with the first one on the screen:

Longtime educator Patricia Di Vasto is retiring, and all the Class of 2022 students she oversaw at Ernest Stapleton Elementary, where she once was principal, couldn’t all fit into this photo.

The RRPS board of education, with Superintendent Sue Cleveland (center), except for member Jeffery Morgan, was on hand for ceremonies Tuesday.

RRHS Class of 2022 members head into the arena at the Rio Rancho Events Center Tuesday morning.

Class of 2022 member Wesley Smith is one cool senior.

RRHS Student Body President Carrie Merrill addresses the gathering in the Rio Rancho Events Center.

Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education President Amanda Galbraith shows her enthusiasm as she hands out a diploma. Galbraith was a member of the RRHS Class of 2000.

Senior Madyson Kettler gets her diploma and a hug from her proud dad, RRHS principal Ryan Kettler.

“Pop” goes the confetti. It’s official, 504 RRHS seniors are now high school graduates.

A member of the RRHS Class of 2022 poses with her proud family, one of countless such photos taken Tuesday afternoon outside the Rio Rancho Events Center.

Photos by Rio Rancho Observer staff writer Gary Herron.