High school seniors start celebrating graduation

Posted May 27, 2010 11:41 a.m. EDT

— 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.