Red Deer high schools will send 1,118 graduates out into the world in May and June.
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School grads will be the first out of the gates. Graduation ceremonies are set for May 25 at the Centrium at Westerner Park. The school will hand out diplomas to 340 new graduates, compared to 392 in 2011. The ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. and the banquet starts at 7 p.m.
Next month, 332 new graduates from Hunting Hills High School will walk across the graduation stage, compared to 300 in 2011. The ceremonies , at the Centrium on June 1 get underway at noon and the banquet begins around 7 p.m.
Also on June 1, River Glen School’s grad ceremony will be held at the Herb Hay Gym at the school. Sixteen students are expected to receive high school diplomas. In 2011, 25 students graduated from River Glen. The evening banquet will be at 5 p.m. in the Marquis Room at the Harvest Centre in Westerner Park.
Notre Dame High School will have the largest graduating class again with 430 students, compared to 420 graduates in 2011. The ceremonies take place at the Centrium in Westerner Park on June 29. The ceremony gets underway at 10 a.m. and the evening gala begins at 7 p.m.
In 2011, 1,137 graduates left the city’s high schools.