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Area seniors set to graduate

By L.A. Story

lastory@dailycorinthian.com

The Class of 2018 will take their first official steps as adults as they cross the stage to receive their high school diplomas.

All area high schools will be hosting graduation ceremonies, and in Corinth and Alcorn County, school officials are praising this year's class.

Biggersville High School's graduation ceremony will be held Monday at 7 p.m., in the school gymnasium. There will be 41 seniors graduating from BHS this year and the Valedictorian is Lexie Stovall and the Salutatorian is Emy Settlemires.

BHS School Counselor Melanie Lee said the 2018 graduating class was a "great group of young people." She added that 33 of the 41 seniors have received scholarships to Northeast Mississippi Community College totaling over $80,000 and the class as a whole has received scholarships totaling over $200,000.

"We look forward to a bright future for this graduating class," said Lee.

BHS Principal Pete Seago was equally proud of the class.

"Despite the ever-growing requirements to obtain a high school diploma, this group met all of the challenges and are now ready for the next phase of their lives," said Seago. "We are all very proud of each student and especially Lexie and Emy, who clearly set themselves apart."

The Kossuth High School graduation is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Crossroads Arena. There will be 103 seniors graduating from KHS and the Valedictorian is Katie Beth Newcomb and the Salutatorian will be Mariah Wooten.

Alcorn Central High School's graduation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Crossroads Arena. This year ACHS will be graduating 102 seniors and the presenting Valedictorian is Chris Miller and Salutatorian is Jamie Berry.

ACHS Principal Brandon Quinn had a few words to express for the school's seniors.

"ACHS is proud of the 2018 graduating class and wishes them the best of luck in all that they do," said Quinn.

Superintendent Larry B. Mitchell said he was very proud of the Class of 2018's accomplishments.

"The faculty and staff of the Alcorn School District wish each graduate well in the future," he said. "These are talented individuals and we anticipate great achievements in their futures."

Corinth High School's graduation ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at the Crossroads Arena. At this time, the school reports that there will be 125 seniors graduating this year.

"Graduation is a rewarding experience for our high school seniors and their parents as we celebrate this accomplishment for these students," said Corinth School District Superintendent Lee Childress. "We are proud of our graduates their many accomplishments."

Other area graduations include:

• Belmont, Friday, 7 p.m., gym, 77 seniors

• Baldwyn, Friday, 7 p.m., gym, 71 seniors

• Tishomingo County, Saturday, 3 p.m., Crossroads Arena, 124 seniors

• Thrasher, Thursday, 5 p.m., gym, 23 seniors

• New Site, Thursday, 7 p.m., gym, 74 seniors

• Falkner, Thursday, 7 p.m., Ross Gay Memorial Stadium (Inclement weather -gym), 42 seniors

• Adamsville, Thursday, 7 p.m., Lendon Martin Stadium, 140 seniors

• Jumpertown, Friday, May 25, 5 p.m., gym, 19 seniors

• Wheeler, Friday, May 25, 7 p.m., gym, 45 seniors

• Walnut, Friday, May 25, 7 p.m., Football Field (inclement weather - gym), 50 seniors

• Ripley, Friday, May 25, 7 p.m., Ripley High School Event Center, 112 seniors

• McNairy Central, Friday, May 25, 7 p.m., Don Whitaker Stadium

Booneville's 98 seniors graduated on Thursday.

Graduations:

Biggersville

Monday, 7 p.m.

BHS gym

Kossuth

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Crossroads Arena

Alcorn Central

Thursday, 7 p.m.

Crossroads Arena

Corinth

June 15, 7 p.m.

Crossroads Arena