It is the week of high school commencement and Barrow County graduating seniors will be headed off to their next phase of life.
Apalachee High School seniors will accept their diplomas Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the R. Harold Harrison Stadium at AHS. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. on the field or in the gym with each senior allowed four tickets for guests.
Winder Barrow High School will hold its commencement on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. in the school stadium. A rate date is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the school stadium.
The valedictorian at Apalachee High School is Nicolai Popescu and the salutatorian is Taylor Jacobs.
Winder Barrow’s valedictorian is Mai Xiong and Crystal Chukwurah is the school’s salutatorian.
05/23/11 at 07:51 AM
I attended the graduation for Winder-Barrow High school. I thought that school officials did a great job in making the graduation ceremony a special celebration.
On the other hand, I have to comment on the behavior of those adults in attendance since we are an example to our children. Many people got up during the ceremony and began to leave after the name of their loved one was called. This should complete disrespect for the other students waiting to receive their diplomas as well as family/friends members waiting for their child's name to be called. Those of you who left early, blocked the view of others and created a disruption in the stands. The chatter was so loud, we couldn't hear the speaker. Do you not realize how rude you were behaving??? Is this what you teach your children? It's just plain trashy behavior and mirrors what you really are. These kids worked hard to graduate. Each one, including the last graduate on the program list, deserves the respect and attention from the viewing audience. So just in case your mama didn't teach you any better... if you can't stay and sit quietly until the end of graduation, please don't come. For those of you who stay, please sit quietly.
Well, it shows that some parents were happy that their child has a higher education than they do. At AHS, my my niece graduated and across the field, I saw a man pretending to moon the students. The guy was your typical trailer trash in his mid 40's who thought he was being funny. What does that show ? Its not the BOE problem that children fail, its their up bringing.
I will say when they said at AHS, out of the 300 graduates, almost a 1/3 were honors ! Way to go grads and good luck