Local high school graduates set to begin walking on May 17

ALBANY, Ga. -- More than 1,400 Albany metro high school seniors will walk across stages to pick up their diplomas beginning the evening of May 17.

The commencement ceremonies will kick off at 7 p.m. on the 17th when 25 Sherwood Christian Academy Seniors bid good-bye to their high school years in the Sherwood Baptist Worship Center.

2013 High School Graduation Schedules

Friday, May 17

7 p.m. - Sherwood Academy

8 p.m. - Terrell Academy

Saturday, May 18

9 a.m. - Terrell County

9 a.m. - Westover

11:30 a.m. - Monroe

2 p.m. - Dougherty

4:30 p.m. - Albany

Sunday, May 19

3 p.m. - Deerfield-Windsor

Friday, May 24

8 p.m. - Mitchell County

8 p.m. - Westwood Academy

Saturday, May 25

8 a.m. - Worth County

8:30 a.m. - Lee County

9 a.m. - Calhoun County

Sunday, May 26

9 a.m. - Baker County

The commencement speaker is American Christian Schools International president Brian Simmons. The ACSI is the world’s largest Christian accrediting body, of which SCA is a member.

AAllyson Williams, the daughter of Stephanie and Greg Williams, is the school’s valedictorian and Clay Norman, the son of Beth and Alan Norman, is the salutatorian.

An hour later at 8 p.m., more than 70 Terrell Academy students will graduate in the school gym.

Dougherty County’s four public high schools will conduct their commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18.

More than 300 Westover High seniors will pick up diplomas at 9 a.m., followed the 11:30 a.m. graduation of more than 150 from Monroe High. More than 120 Dougherty High seniors will march at 2 p.m., and Albany High will close the day by sending more than 110 to the stage at 4:30 p.m.

Terrell County High will also hold its commencement that Saturday, with more than 80 seniors picking up diplomas beginning at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, May 19, Deerfield-Windsor will graduate 58 seniors at 3 p.m. in the W.T. Henry Gymnasium.

Friday, May 24, Mitchell County High and Westwood Academy will conduct their commencement exercises at 8 p.m. in their respective gymnasiums.

Saturday, May 25, will see three schools hold graduation ceremonies.

Worth County expects to see more than 180 seniors walk at 8 a.m. The Rams' valedictorian is Bristal Paige and Heather Shermrey is the salutatorian.

At 8:30 that same morning, Lee County High will graduate 393 at the school's football field. Jamie McClung and Laine Ellington are the school's valedictorians.

At 9 a.m., Calhoun County High will graduate more than 30 at the school's gym.

Baker County High will hold its graduation on Sunday, May 26 at 9 a.m.