High school graduations are Saturday
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 8, 2016
SALISBURY — Saturday is the big day for the Rowan-Salisbury School System. More than 1,400 seniors will don their caps and gowns and cross a stage Saturday morning to receive their high school diplomas.
Last year was the first time in nearly 10 years that county schools held graduation on their own grounds, after a swarm of wild bees took up residence in Catawba College’s Keppel auditorium and shut down commencement plans there.
This year, the schools will stay on home ground for the celebrations, with ceremonies taking place at each school’s stadium or auditorium.
Salisbury High School will hold its graduation at 8:30 a.m. in Ludwig Stadium on the school’s campus. The graduating class is 183 students.
West Rowan High School will be graduating 256 seniors. Commencement begins at 8 a.m. in the West Rowan High School football stadium.
North Rowan High School will hold its graduation at 8 a.m. in the Eagle stadium on campus. The school will award 157 diplomas.
East Rowan High School will hold its graduation ceremonies at the school. The school will award 222 diplomas starting at 8 a.m.
Jesse C. Carson High School will graduate 296 seniors. Graduation will be held in the school stadium at 8 a.m.
South Rowan High School will award 231 diplomas. Commencement begins at 8 a.m. in the school stadium.
A.L. Brown High School will graduate 286 seniors. Graduation will be held in the A.L. Brown Memorial Stadium at 9 a.m.
Gray Stone Day School held its graduation on Friday at the Gray Stone Day School gymnasium.
The Rowan County Home School Association held its graduation ceremony on May 21.
Rockwell Christian School graduated six seniors on Saturday.