Graduation season is in full swing.
A week after Pittsburg State University and Southeast High School led the way, a number of other ceremonies are scheduled to celebrate the many 2016 graduates who will receive their diplomas between now and May 22, marking the commencing of the each individual’s journey into higher education or the workforce.
The weekend’s events get going as Frontenac High School celebrates the graduations of 56 candidates for commencement during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday in the school gymnasium.
Two other ceremonies will take place Sunday, with commencement celebrations honoring graduates of Girard High School and Northeast High School.
Girard High School will celebrate its class of 73 graduates at 3 p.m., Sunday in the school’s gymnasium.
Northeast High School’s 33 graduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at Northeast High School in Arma.
St. Mary’s Colgan’s celebration is scheduled for the following Wednesday, when 38 seniors will receive their diplomas at 7 p.m. May 18, at the St. Mary’s Colgan Fieldhouse in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg High School will celebrate its students the next weekend with the commencement of 191 members of the Class of 2016 at 2 p.m. May 21 in the Pittsburg High School gymnasium.
Also celebrating this season are Covenant Academy, which will recognize five graduates this spring, and the Pittsburg Adult Education Center will celebrate GED graduates at 2 p.m. in the gym at The Center, 1600 N. Walnut.
Southeast High School conducted its graduation ceremony last weekend, on May 7, with 63 graduates.