Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TOP STORY >> Schools graduating this weekend

Leader staff writers

Area high schools will be saying goodbye to their classes of 2013 at commencement exercises this weekend.

Cabot High School’s graduation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

There will 631 seniors graduating.

The valedictorian, salutatorian and the number of honor graduates were not released by press time on Tuesday.

Cabot will have a parade to send-off seniors to graduation practice at 8:15 a.m. Friday.
A school bus caravan will travel along South Pine Street to Hwy. 321 and Hwy. 67/167.

Family, friends and businesses are encouraged to line up along both highways with signs and to cheer on the seniors during their last school bus ride.

Beebe High School’s graduation ceremony will also be held on Friday night.

The ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. on the football field of A.S. “Bro” Erwin Stadium.

Beebe has 210 students scheduled to graduate.

The valedictorian is Annlee Glass and the salutatorian is Erin Langley.

Graduating with highest honors (a grade point average above 4.0) are Glass, Langley, Heather Deaton, Whitney Emison, Kasey Eubanks, Kaley Fanguy, Jared Gowen, Taylor Harrell, Danielle Martin, Kristina McReynolds and Bayleigh Moody.

Graduating with honors are Olivia Bruce, Devon Childers, Martin Davis, Haley Kay, Zakary Kendrick, Tanner Matone, Danielle Spence, Austin Stevens, Colby Vestal and Lindsey Wood.

If it rains, the graduation will be moved to Badger Arena.

Project Graduation, a party for seniors is from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday at the 11th- and 12th-grade building.

Lonoke’s 137 seniors will be graduating at 8 p.m. Friday in the James B. Abraham Stadium.

There are three valedictorians and three salutatorians. All of them will speak at the ceremony.

The valedictorians are Emily Ellis, Madison James and Dustyn Perkins.

The salutatorians are Maria Negrete, Madison Staton and Houston Keller.

There are 23 honor graduates, including one student who attended the Arkansas School for Math and Science.

If it rains Friday, the ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the stadium. If it rains on Saturday, it will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.

If it rains on Sunday, the ceremony will be held in the gym at 2 p.m.

Carlisle will say farewell to 52 seniors at its 3 p.m. commencement on Sunday in the gymnasium.

The valedictorian and salutatorian had not been named by press time on Tuesday because the students are finishing their final exams today.

There are 12 honor graduates. They are Hannah Oden, Audrey Roberts, Brittany Swears, Callie Hillman, Hannah Cooper, Jacob Wilson, Chris Hart, Ashley Reid, Dustin Nichols, Heather Gordan, Jacob Stack and Maddie Harrison.