After years of hard work, high school careers are drawing to a close for area seniors.
For the next few weeks, area high schools will be graduating their senior classes. The graduations begin with Bray-Doyle High School on Friday and wraps with Duncan High School’s graduation May 24.
In all, seven high schools will have graduating seniors in Stephens County. The biggest day for graduations will be May 17, when four high schools will host commencement ceremonies.
The graduation schedules include:
On Friday, Bray-Doyle will be the first school to have graduation this year.
The ceremony is set for 8 a.m. Friday on the school’s football field. If it rains, the milestone will take place in the school’s gym. As with previous years, senior awards and scholarships will be presented during the ceremony.
The next group of graduations will take place May 17, when Central High, Comanche, Empire and Marlow high schools graduate their seniors.
Of those, the first one will be Central High, which has graduation slated for 6 p.m. in the school’s gym. This will be the last year the school will use the old gym for graduation with plans set to host the 2014 commencement ceremony in the new gym, which is under construction.
The other three graduations are set for 7 p.m.
Like Central High, Empire High School’s ceremony will take place inside. For the past two years, the school’s cafteria/auditorium has been used for this purpose. And similarly to Central High and Bray-Doyle, Empire will present awards and scholarships during the ceremony.
But similarly to Bray-Doyle, Comanche is set to have its graduation at the school’s football field. If it rains, the ceremony will be moved to the gym.
Marlow High School’s graduation will take place in the Multipurpose Building/Gym next door to the Marlow Middle School on Ninth Street.
Velma-Alma High School seniors will meet the end of their high school careers at 8 p.m. May 23. The ceremony will be in the JM Cary Field House, behind the high school.
The final graduation will be Duncan High School. This ceremony is set for 8 p.m. May 24 at Halliburton Stadium. The rain location will be the DHS Auditorium.
Duncan’s awards will be presented on May 17, and the scholarship assembly will be May 20, both in the auditorium.