Wednesday, May 13, 2009

TOP STORY >> Graduation ceremonies begin on Friday

Leader staff writer

Graduation is scheduled Fri-day for three area high schools — Cabot, Beebe and Lonoke.
Seniors at Jacksonville High, North Pulaski High and Sylvan Hills will graduate next weekend.

Cabot seniors will graduate at 7 p.m. at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock so the weather forecast for 64 degrees with a 30 percent chance of rain is not an issue.

Beebe seniors will graduate at the football stadium at 7:30 p.m. If it rains, the ceremony will be moved to Badger Arena where seating will be limited to 11 tickets for each senior.

Although semester tests are still underway at Beebe, an estimated 193 seniors will graduate, 19 with honors.

Justin Wertz, valedictorian, and Daniel Doolabh, salutatorian have drafted their speeches and submitted them to school administration for approval.

Lonoke seniors graduate in their football stadium at 8 p.m. In case of rain, graduation will be moved to the gym where seating is limited to immediate family only.

Overflow seating is in the cafeteria. Seats not taken by immediate family are available on a first come, first served basis.

Lonoke has 137 seniors and 16 honor grads. The valedictorian is Courtnie Holt. The salutatorian is Maria McCallie.

Jackonville seniors graduate at 8 p.m., May 22 at the football stadium. If it rains, the ceremony will be moved to McArthur Assembly of God Church with seating limited to four for each senior.

Sylvan Hills High in Sherwood graduates at 9:30 a.m., Saturday May 23 at Jack Stephens Center on the UALR campus in Little Rock. North Pulaski High School follows at 11:30 a.m.