Latest Graduation News

West Virginia man graduates from the Naval Academy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Nick Elekes always felt a pull to be part of one of the country’s military academies, a dream that eventually led him to the Naval Academy. However, Elekes never considered what that would mean for him once he graduated, the Spring Mills High graduate recently...

Vermont city to hold fireworks; Dartmouth grads get 2 guests

Jun. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: VERMONT The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city. Burlington expects thousands of people to gather...

Juneau education leaders OK credits change amid pandemic

Jun. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Graduating seniors in Juneau will be allowed to earn half a credit less than prior graduating classes under a change adopted this week that was billed as a way to acknowledge the impact the pandemic has had on learning. Under the change adopted by...

Minnesota graduation rates hold steady despite pandemic

Jun. 10, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — High school graduation rates in Minnesota held steady in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the last few months of the school year. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that almost 84% of last year’s...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 09, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. June 4, 2021. Editorial: An institutional problem THE ISSUE: COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low among staff in the state’s prisons and institutions for people with disabilities. THE...

St. Paul schools end classes days early to avoid heat

Jun. 09, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul school district has ended classes three days early due to excessive heat enveloping the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that classes were scheduled to end Friday but the district decided to...

North Carolina high school senior in flag flap gets diploma

Jun. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school graduate now has his diploma, after a social media uproar over the Mexican flag he wore over his gown. Ever Lopez, 18, walked out of Asheboro High School on Monday with the diploma in his hands and showed it to a small...

Senior asks that $40K college scholarship be given to others

Jun. 08, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

A high school senior headed to Harvard asked that her school give the $40,000 college scholarship it had awarded her to someone going to a community college instead. At the graduation ceremony at Fitchburg High School on Friday, Verda Tetteh returned to the stage to ask...

Severely injured high school hockey player graduates

Jun. 06, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island teen who suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a hockey game has graduated from his Catholic school in Massachusetts. A.J. Quetta attended the graduation ceremony for Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro on Friday and...

Meet this Mississippi school's 1st Black, female student

Jun. 06, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Jasáda Penelope Dunbar knows everyone gets nervous for their first day of school. But when she walked through the doors of Heritage Academy in 1988 to start third grade, her worries reached a different level. “Is my teacher...