Area high school graduation schedules set for next week
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 5, 2014
Rowan-Salisbury High schools will celebrate graduation next week on Thursday. Rowan Early College graduated May 23 and other, private schools have already graduated. Kannapolis’ A.L. Brown High School will have graduation ceremonies in Kannapolis Stadium on Saturday, June 14.
Included below are the times and places for the graduations, junior marshals for each school, a list of speakers and the number of seniors expected to graduate.
Inside the Post today is the annual, two-part graduations section, featuring seniors’ photos, their plans after graduation and some of the awards and scholarships they have earned. See section C.
Jesse Carson High School graduation will be held in the shool’s gym on Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m., with 270 graduating seniors.
Speakers will be Lucas Safrit, Paige Hartsell, Savannah Deal, Austin McNeil.
Junior marshals are Sarah Barnhardt, Cameron Barringer, Miranda Brady, Abrielle Cozart, Elizabeth Furches, Addison Gantt, Joshua Hawk, Cassie Howard, Makenna Pate, Emily Wilhelm, Mary Wray, Austin Young.
The East Rowan High School commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 12, at 8 a.m. in Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College, with 207 seniors graduating.
Junior marshals are Hannah Agner, Harrison Bell, Bayley Corriher, Jacob Daye, Jacob Durham, Kennedy Lambert, James Ritchey, Emma Ritchie, Scott Sapp, Jason Troutman.
Graduation is at 6 p.m. Thursday at Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College.
Michael Walton, valedictorian, will give the student address. Quintara Carr, salutatorian, will read a poem.
Fifteen seniors will be graduating.
North Rowan High School graduation will be Thursday, June 12, 4 p.m., at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College; 147 seniors will graduate.
Graduation speakers will be valedictorian Alex Billingsley and principal’s choice Jacqueline Batten.
Junior marshals include co-chief marshals Caroline Billingsley and Bryant Madison, Megan Braun, Morgan Bruce, Ebony Burris, Davina Dok, Dillon Evans, Veronica Leasure, Melissa Lore, Garrett Miller, Luke Miller, Francisco Nunez, Cheyanne Pall, William Reese, Taylor Starnes, Chase Thompson, Kasandra White.
Salisbury High School commencement exercises will be Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m. at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College; 177 seniors will graduate.
Commencement speakers are Anna Flynn, Nicholas Greene, Alana Koontz, Paul Fisher II, Samantha Washko, Joseph Donohoe.
Junior marshals are Arielle Wimmer, chief; Abraham Post, Anna Harrell, Arden Bentley, Asa Hollingsworth, Carrie Davidson, Casey Rowarski, Cassidy Brisson, Evan Dunn, Gabriel Steinman, Isabella Rusher, Jinesh Patel, John Blackwell, Katherine Wolfe, Lindsay Veros, Luke Humble, Madeline Gentry, Mary Seifert, Maxwell Patel, Michael Ogden, Watson Pitner, Zane Gray, Catherine Warren.
South Rowan High School graduation will be Thursday, June 12, at noon at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College; 270 seniors will graduate.
Commencement speakers will be Eric Goldston and Elizabeth Simmons.
Junior marshals are Austin Bell, Nathan Cobb, co-chief, Chandler Corriher, chief; Laura Crawley, co-chief; Leslie Franks, Hannah Claire Fuller, Avery Locklear, Baylie Mann, Brittany Sprinkles, co-chief, Zaraya Stewart.
West Rowan High School graduation will be at West Rowan High School Stadium at 8 a.m., June 12, with 237 potential graduates.
Student speakers for graduation include Linh Le, Kaitlin Johnson, Jake Kennedy, Berkley Alessandrini.
Junior marshals are Audra Benson, Raegan Foster, Jessica Ho, Kelly Jankowski, Matthew Langford, Savannah Morgan, Tyler Myers, Mino Panchit, Kathryn Swaim, Patrick Waldo, Parker Williams, Daniel Winecoff, Marissa Yow.
The Rowan County Early College High School had it graduation on May 23 at Carson High School auditorium.
Student speakers were David Pryor, valedictorian, and Hunter McIntrye, salutatorian.
Dr. Lynn Moody, superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools gave the welcome. David Miller, principal, also spoke.
Junior marshals were Marie Kegeris, Sarah Michelle Cook, Josephine Marie Vermillion, Jessica Raye Graham, Emily Nicole Rowlands, Jennifer Rae Compton.
A.L. Brown’s graduation ceremony starts with a baccalaureate service on Sunday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Kannapolis.
Kannapolis City Schools 94th annual commencement for the class of 2014 will be Saturday, June 14, at 9 a.m. in Kannapolis Memorial Stadium. Gates will open at 8:15 a.m..
Principal Kevin Garay will present awards to the school’s valedictorian and salutatorian. The valedictorian will deliver an address.
Keynote speaker will be Bob Trott, a graduate.
Dr. Pamela Cain, superintendent of Kannapolis City Schools will award the 297 diplomas.
2014 Junior Marshals are Andrea Efird, Sidney Gray, Caleb Hicks, Briana Landis (chief marshal), Ravi Maisuria, Kalista Nedoff, Daniel O’Kelly, Arnoluck Prachith, Mackenzie Rodgers, Daniel Sanchez, Kierra Simmons, Hanna Stamey, Brooke Waller, Katelyn Watkins, Arionna Wilkerson.
The Honor Graduate Reception for students who will graduate with cum laude, magna cum laude and/or summa cum laude honors will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the auxiliary gym adjacent to the stadium.