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Local seniors take final walk

Class of 2018 graduating seniors Brianna Barnes and Clayton Upchurch snap a selfie prior to last year's Alcorn Central commencement. Class of 2019 graduations kick off across the Crossroads area this weekend.

BY ZACK STEEN

zsteen@dailycorintian.com

The young men and women of the 2019 class will soon take their final walk.

Alcorn School District commencements will highlight next week.

Biggersville seniors will accept their diplomas Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. inside the school's gymnasium.

Kossuth Class of 2019 will celebrate their achievement on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m., while Alcorn Central twelfth graders will say farewell on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

Both the Kossuth and Alcorn Central graduations will take place at the Crossroads Arena.

Alcorn County school administrators are looking forward to seeing their seniors take the next step.

"This group of graduating students are talented individuals and we anticipate great achievements in their upcoming endeavors," said Larry B. Mitchell, superintendent of Alcorn schools.

Due to their block schedule format, Corinth High School seniors won't graduate until Saturday, June 8. The ceremony will place at 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Arena.

According to Corinth School District Superintendent Lee Childress, graduation is rewarding experience for all high school seniors as well as their parents, teachers and school administrators.

"It's an exciting time for everyone," he said.

Childress added, "we are very proud of our graduates and their many accomplishments."

Area graduations include:

Belmont, Friday, 7 p.m., gym

Tishomingo County, Saturday, 3 p.m., Crossroads Arena

Biggersville, May 20, 7 p.m., gym

Kossuth, May 21, 7 p.m., Crossroads Arena

Alcorn Central, May 23, 7 p.m., Crossroads Arena

McNairy County, May 23, 7 p.m., football field

Booneville, May 23, 7 p.m., gym

Falkner, May 23, 7 p.m., football field or gym if it rains

Baldwyn, May 24, 7 p.m., gym

Walnut, May 24, 7 p.m., football field

Ripley, May 24, 7 p.m., high school event center

Blue Mountain, May 24, 6 p.m., college auditorium

Corinth, June 8, 2 p.m., Crossroads Arena