Members of the graduating class of 2012 are all set to receive their diplomas this Saturday, May 26, at the Dawson County High School Tiger Stadium.
Graduation is the highlight of the year, said Principal Dr. Jute Wilson. Its a culmination of 13 years of school, and the beginning of a whole new phase in their life.
More than 220 seniors will gather at the stadium, some seeing their high school for the very last time. There are 59 honor graduates students with cumulative grade point averages of 90 or higher, said Marjorie Poss, a guidance counselor at the high school.
Valedictorian Greer French and salutatorian Jessica Smith will speak.
I am very proud of the efforts of our seniors in reaching this milestone of graduation, Superintendent Keith Porter said. We are very excited about the Saturday morning graduation ceremony, and being able to celebrate this special occasion, with all of their proud family and friends.
I am also thankful for all of the teachers, administrators and support staff that have worked so hard to assist the graduates along the way.
Graduation starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26. Parking always fills up quickly, Wilson said. I would encourage anyone planning to have a seat to arrive well before 8:30.
High school guidance counselor Marjorie Poss said that there is a special parking area for both graduates and families with a handicapped person. They must have one of our permitted parking sheets to display on their car, she said. Graduates will receive these parking passes to distribute to their families prior to Saturday.
Poss also said that there will be no assigned seating. Its first come, first served, she confirmed.
This senior class has been a joy to watch, Wilson said. It is full of bright, energetic and talented young men and women. We are looking forward to the first-class ceremony to celebrate their accomplishment.