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Weekend busy for local graduates
May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer
Mortarboards will fly this weekend and next as schools across Fremont County have graduation ceremonies.
University of Wyoming Extension graduates were the first out the door during a reception May 3. Wyoming Catholic College also had commencement ceremonies for is 24 graduates Saturday.
Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will be sure to have tissues on hand and checkbooks at the ready as the ceremonies continue for the next few weeks.
Central Wyoming College kept the graduation season rolling with a pinning ceremony for nursing graduates Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. On Friday, the college had a graduation ceremony for its high school equivalency program at 10 a.m. and will have its commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m., both in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater.
Also on Friday, Pathfinder High School and Arapahoe Charter High School graduates will begin to cross the stages at their respective schools at 6 p.m.
Two graduations mark Saturday: St. Stephen's Indian High School's at 9 a.m. in the school's gym and Fort Washakie High School's at 10 a.m. in its gym.
Cameras will flash in all corners of the county Sunday as graduates of four schools turn their tassels. Trinity Lutheran School kicks the day off with an eighth-grade graduation ceremony during the 8:15 a.m service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Lander Valley High Schools keeps it swinging with a ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse. Wyoming Indian High School follows that with a 2 p.m. graduation in the school's gym coinciding with Shoshoni High School's 2 p.m. graduation in its gym. A 4 p.m. ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church for Western Heritage Lutheran Academy graduates caps the day.
Vitamin C's "Friends Forever" will be back on the playlist on May 25 when Riverton High School graduates its seniors at noon in the school's gym. Dubois High School follows up with a graduation in the school's gym at 2 p.m. the same day. Wind River High School brings a close to the day and graduation season locally with its 4 p.m. ceremony in its gym on May 25.