High school seniors start celebrating graduation

Posted May 27, 2010

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— Thousands of local teenagers are celebrating their entry into the adult world as high schools across the area hold graduation ceremonies.

Seniors from Durham County's Josephine D. Clement Early College High School and Middle College High School led the way during ceremonies on May 20.

They were followed this Tuesday by Cumberland County's Howard Health and Life Sciences High School, Fullers' Performance Learning Center and Cross Creek Early High School. Two more Cumberland County high schools will hold graduation ceremonies Friday morning.

The first class will graduate from the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences on Friday night. Southeast Raleigh High School seniors will graduate on Saturday night.

Then, the first two weeks of June see a slate of high school graduations across the region.

More than 8,000 Wake County students will graduate in 21 ceremonies at the Raleigh Convention Center, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Broughton High School and Phillips High School.

Cumberland County will hold graduation ceremonies for 12 high schools, and Durham for nine more high schools.


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  • wildcat May 27, 2010

    I do hope they will have a good graduation. But doing this time I hope they all have the mind-set not to be drinking illegal alcohol underage, party sex. I hope all around they will have fun and behave and be responsible.

  • ame6269 May 27, 2010

    Class of 2010!

  • odell May 27, 2010

    Some of the seniors began their celebration last night in our neighborhood. Smashed mailboxes were the result.

  • xsummachicax May 27, 2010

    If I could go back to HS again, I would do it all over and not change a thing!

  • smegma May 27, 2010

    brings back fond memories. how clueless we all were. then reality sets in and the world just SUCKS :)