Nearly 600 seniors will receive diplomas in commencement exercises next week that will wrap up the 2016-2017 academic year for Lenoir County Public Schools.
Here are the details for the four graduation ceremonies on June 9 and 10:
- Lenoir County Learning Academy: 10 a.m., Friday, June 9, in the chapel at Kennedy Home. Eight members of the Class of 2017 will receive diplomas. Commencement speaker will be Master Sgt. Herbert Gray, an Army veteran and JROTC instructor at Kinston High School.
- South Lenoir High School: 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in the school gymnasium. The graduating class numbers 204. Commencement speakers are Miranda Moore and Mary Beth Tyndall, seniors who were chosen by a committee at school to represent their class on the strength of drafts of commencement addresses they submitted. South Lenoir’s Baccalaureate Service will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the gym with Pastor Steve Grissom officiating.
- Kinston High School: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in the school gymnasium. KHS will graduate 187 seniors. The commencement address will be delivered by Joel Wiggins, Class of ’89, an entrepreneur and business leader who has also seen success as an author, mentor and educator.
- North Lenoir High School: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the gymnasium at Lenoir Community College. Diplomas will be presented to 192 seniors. Commencement speaker will be Dr. Charles Herring Jr., Class of ’87, a professor of pharmacy practice at Campbell University, a medical researcher and author of numerous articles related to pharmacy practice. North Lenoir’s Baccalaureate, sponsored by Wheat Swamp Christian Church, will be 9 a.m. Sunday in the school auditorium. Admission to graduation is by ticket only.
The school district’s first high school graduation for the Class of 2017, at Lenoir County Early College High School, was held May 10, when 37 seniors received diplomas.