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Tassels will turn

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on June 4, 2014 1:49 PM

Six Wayne County Public Schools will hold commencement ceremonies over the next week, with 1,077 seniors receiving diplomas.

Two schools in the district have already held similar events earlier in the month. Wayne Early/Middle College High School graduated 61 students and Wayne School of Engineering handed out 61 diplomas.

Rosewood High School will kick off the graduations on Friday evening at 7 p.m. on the Branch Pope football field, with 100 seniors set to cross the stage.

Valedictorian Samuel Spivey plans to attend UNC-Asheville and study creative writing. Salutatorian Hannah Brantham has been accepted at UNC-Wilmington, where she will study nursing.

Two graduations will be held Saturday morning.

The Eastern Wayne High School ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in Warrior Football Stadium, with 244 students receiving diplomas.

Valedictorian Lindsay Player will pursue studies in exercise and sports services at UNC-Chapel Hill. Salutatorian Austin Elizabeth Jeffreys will attend N.C. State University. She is undecided about a major.

Spring Creek High School graduation will take place in Kornegay Arena at the University of Mount Olive at 10 a.m., with 116 candidates receiving diplomas.

The valedictorian is Kathryn Harrell, who plans to pursue a double major in biology and marine biology at UNC-Wilmington. Salutatorian Zach Bowen will attend N.C. State University, but has not declared a major.

Monday evening, Charles B. Aycock High School will graduate 263 students. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. on Hardy Talton football field.

Valedictorian Myra Waheed, a Morehead-Cain scholarship recipient, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall and is considering a major in political science. Salutatorian Cady Jane Sheeks will pursue a bachelor of science degree in the area of ocean engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy.

The final two ceremonies will take place on Tuesday evening.

Goldsboro High School has 124 students graduating in the 6 p.m. ceremony in the school auditorium.

Valedictorian Nickie Tyler plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall, but is undecided about a major. Salutatorian Tyree Hooks will pursue a degree in accounting at Winston-Salem State University.

The Southern Wayne High School ceremony starts at 7 p.m. in Kornegay Arena at the University of Mount Olive. There are 230 candidates for diplomas.

Valedictorian Shannon Casto plans to pursue studies in art and design at Barton College. Salutatorian Keaton Bradley will attend East Carolina University and study nursing.