Latest Graduation News

Recent HS graduate slain in Detroit, 60 miles from home

Jul. 26, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — A recent high school graduate who was preparing to join the Michigan National Guard was found fatally shot in a Detroit basement, 60 miles from home. Police said Jacob Hills, 18, of Grand Blanc was in the Detroit area for a weekend party. His body was...

Sister: Hiker who died in Badlands was on graduation trip

Jul. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The sister of a St. Louis man who died while hiking in the Badlands of South Dakota said Friday that he was camping as part of a trip to celebrate graduating from college and got lost trying to find his way back to his car. The Pennington County Sheriff's...

Stockton University president leaving office next year

Jul. 20, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Harvey Kesselman, a member of Stockton University's inaugural graduating class who went on to serve as the school's president for the past seven years, announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down next year. Kesselman made the announcement during a...

Tennessee Recovery Court graduates celebrate accomplishment

Jul. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three grateful Greene County Recovery Court graduates stepped into the sunlight Thursday at Hardin Park. More than 70 fellow Recovery Court participants, friends, family and Recovery Court team members joined them to mark the occasion. ...

Dying Alabama man experiences son's high school graduation

Jun. 26, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Suffering from liver and bile duct cancer, Mike Bowden couldn’t attend Russell County High School’s Class of 2022 ceremony to see his son Michael graduate. But thanks to the extra effort from his family and school administrators, a special ceremony was conducted in...

University renames newest dorm for 1st Black grad and wife

Jun. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Jesuit university in New Orleans has renamed its newest residence hall after its first Black graduate, his late wife, and their family. Norman C. Francis graduated from the law school at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1955 and was president of the...

Casa Grande woman saves several colonies of burrowing owls

Jun. 19, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Call it a “hoot” done it. Quick thinking by a Casa Grande woman saved several colonies of burrowing owls from being entombed as vehicles were parked near habitats across the street from Vista Grande High School during the recent graduation ceremony. ...

Alabama high school helps stage graduation for sick father

Jun. 19, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

SEALE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man suffering from late-stage cancer got to see his son graduate from high school with help from school officials and his family. Mike Bowden had stage four liver and bile duct cancer that would have made it impossible for him to attend his son's...

Brookland-Cayce High gets warning about graduation needs

Jun. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school has been warned it could lose its accreditation if it doesn't correct problems that allowed some students to graduate without meeting requirements, the state Education Department said. Brookland-Cayce High School also allowed some...

Gun show delayed after scheduling overlap with graduations

Jun. 16, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The organizer of a weekend gun show scheduled at an arena north of Seattle has postponed the event after public concerns that several Everett Public Schools graduations were set to happen in the building at the same time. “We don’t want students’ memory...