LAURINBURG— Scotland High School’s Class of 2017 is set to walk across the stage and receive diplomas Saturday morning.
A total of 327 seniors will end high school careers and start a new chapter in their lives.
In a guest editorial this week, Superientendent Ron Hargrave said this year’s grads are leaving with diplomas but also skills “to open doors of opportunities.”
“Not only are more of our students earning high school diplomas, but many are earning associate’s degrees and college credit while they are in high school,” Hargrave said.”The Class of 2017 is … also graduating having earned over $2.9 million in scholarships and awards from colleges and universities.”
This year’s graduation will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Guests are asked to be in their seats by at least 8:45 a.m. at Pate Stadium, school officials said.
No outside drinks are allowed into the ceremony, however the school will have water available. Guests are also asked to not bring any umbrellas or balloons that could obstruct the view of others during the ceremony.
Photography and video cameras are allowed as long as the individual using the equipment does not attempt to come onto the field or block others from seeing the graduation ceremony, according to school officials.
Graduates are not permitted to have cameras, cellphones, or pocketbooks on themselves during the ceremony.
In the case of rain, graduation will be held in the school’s gym and auditorium. Each senior has 12 tickets to distribute, however, if the weather does turn, four tickets can be used for the gym and four will be used for the auditorium.
Scotland High School also announced its 2017 Junior Marshals that will take part in Saturday’s ceremony. The school’s 41 marshals have a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, two marshals also recently awarded the Knights of Columbus Award for having the highest average in the history in the junior class. The recipients of the award were Jason Kang and Hannah Smith.
Additionally, two marshals also recently awarded the Knights of Columbus Award for having the highest average in the history in the junior class. The recipients of the award were Jason Kang and Hannah Smith.
The 2017 Junior Marshals are Trey Armstrong, Grant Burleson, Emily Locklear, Katelynn Lopez, Jenna Smith, Kayleigh Smith, Nyjel Collins-Jackson, Samuel Marcano, Margeaux Smith, Anniya Davis, Micheal McDaniel, Sandy Song, Leonard Dixon, Anna Ferguson, Ashley McGugan, Brad McPherson, Chloe Strickland, Alexis Strong, Molly Garrabrant, Kaylee Miller, Christopher Walters, Macie Gibson, Wilson Hawn, Kayla Hendrix, Joshlyn Monley, Donovan O’Donnell, Ryan Phillips, Jacob Walters, Athena Ward, William Wells, Brandon Hodge, Samuel Poage, Grace Wilkinson, Willow Holman, Darian Reeves, Christopher Williams, Matthew Hyatt, Jason Kang, Maribel Reyes, Tyler Sellers and Timothy Williams.
Shaw Academy is holding its graduation ceremony today at 9 a.m. at 18700 Old Wire Road.
Scotland Early College High School held its graduation last month. Its Class of 2017 has a total of 52 graduates. Of those, 42 members of Scotland Early College High School also received associate degrees from Richmond Community College.
Reach Nolan Gilmour at 910-506-3171