By Monroe Roark
A few thousand young Henry
County residents will receive their high school diplomas in the next
two weeks and embark on the next phase of their lives.
As has been the tradition for
the past several years, all of the public high schools will conduct
graduation ceremonies on the last day of school, most of them at the
Graduation day for the Henry
County School System is Friday, May 23. All regular high schools
will conduct their ceremonies at their individual football stadiums,
with backup plans for inclement weather at the discretion of each
Eagle’s Landing, Henry
County, Locust Grove, Stockbridge and Woodland will start at 7 p.m.
Dutchtown, Ola and Union Grove will start at 7:30 p.m. Luella will
start at 8 p.m.
Patrick Henry High School’s
graduation ceremony is at 1 p.m. at the Henry County Performing Arts
In addition, a number of
private schools in the county are also honoring their outgoing high
Here, listed in order by date
and time, are the local private school graduations as listed on
their respective web sites (all ceremonies are at the respective
schools unless otherwise noted).
* Heritage Baptist Christian
School, Locust Grove – Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m.
* Community Christian School,
Stockbridge – Friday, May 16, 7 p.m.
* Creekside Christian
Academy, McDonough – Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. (First Baptist Church
* New Creation Christian
Academy, McDonough – Saturday, May 17, 3 p.m. (Eagle’s Landing First
* Peoples Baptist Academy,
McDonough – Thursday, May 22, 7 p.m.
* Bible Baptist Christian
School, Hampton – Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
* Eagle’s Landing Christian
Academy – Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m.
* Strong Rock Christian School – Saturday, May
24, 10 a.m.