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Graduation ceremonies set

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Scott County Central seniors Paul Davis, left, and Cameron Godwin try on their caps and gowns.
SIKESTON- Another school year has passed and another group of seniors are graduating from high schools across the Bootheel. Within the next few weeks, each graduating senior will trade in books for a diploma.

The graduation ceremony for the seniors of Sikeston High School and the New Horizons School will take place at 8 p.m. May 23 in the field house. This year's graduating class consists of approximately 220 students. Tickets are required for entrance.

Johnson Eftink, Tracy Jackson, Trey Stone, and Lauren Teachout have competed for and won the honor of reading their senior speeches at graduation.

Senior class valedictorian and salutatorian are revealed at the graduation ceremony.

John Berry, a counselor at Sikeston High School, when referring to the senior class said: "I have been working with these kids since they were sophomores and I can say they are a fantastic group of kids. I got to know each kid very well and it was a distinct pleasure to work with each one of them."

The Sikeston High School Awards ceremony was held May 8. Upwards of $1 million in scholarships was given to students attending college next semester. Approximately 60 percent of Sikeston graduates will go on to college.

Surrounding high schools will also honor their graduates this month. Richland will graduate 17 seniors at its May 12 ceremony, which begins at 8 p.m.

Scott County Central and East Prairie High School will honor their graduates on May 19. The SCC graduation will start at 8 p.m. for the 20 graduating seniors.

East Prairie, which has scheduled its graduation for 7 p.m., will graduate around 53 students.

Kelly High School will recognize its 64 graduates 8 p.m. May 16. Portageville High School's graduation starts at 8 p.m. on May 18, where 60 students will be graduating. Risco will honor its 12 seniors on May 21 at 4 p.m. Oran will hold its graduation at 2 p.m. May 21 for 33 seniors.

The graduation ceremonies at Charleston and New Madrid County Central high schools are scheduled for May 23. The Charleston graduation will take place at 8 p.m., where 64 students will receive diplomas. New Madrid will graduate approximately 111 students at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.