2013-05-16 / Front Page

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School preparing for commencement exercises May 24

Some 80 members of the Class of 2013 will graduate in commencement exercises for Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School next Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.

The graduating status of a few seniors is still on the bubble, awaiting results from the Georgia High School Graduation Test or final exams, said W-WCHS Principal Mark Ward, so the final count of graduates making the walk is not yet known.

For those who have made the grade, Friday evening’s graduation ceremony will mark an important milestone in their lives, Ward said. “But the important thing will be what they do starting the morning after graduation. I hope this group of students has a vision of what their futures hold, and takes advantage of their opportunities.”

The format of graduation week will be much the same as in recent years, with graduation practice Thursday, May 23, at 9 a.m., followed by the Senior Banquet at 6 p.m.

As has become a necessary custom in recent years, the 2013 valedictorian, salutatorian, honor graduates, and most of the scholarship recipients will not be announced until Thursday’s annual senior banquet, held in the school cafeteria for seniors and their parents, presenters, and some faculty members.

The school recognized top-performing students Thursday, May 16, during its annual Honors Night. Students took awards in each subject area for having reached the highest level of performance in their classes. Students who have made honor roll or had perfect attendance for the school year were recognized as well.

A full report of those receiving honors will be included in the May 30 edition of The News-Reporter. The newspaper’s annual feature of all the graduates’ photos will also be published.

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