Graduation ceremonies set to commence around Centre County

mmorgan@centredaily.comJune 5, 2013 

It’s still cap and gown season in Centre County.

Penn State had its turn last month, and now it’s time for the county’s high school students to don the traditional graduation garb.

Ceremonies throughout the county will take place this and next week, and more than 1,000 young men and women will walk across the stage and graduate.

Here is a list of the public high school graduations ordered by date:

Philipsburg-Osceola Area Senior High School

•  Date: 7 p.m. Friday

•  Location: American Legion Memorial Stadium (weather permitting). The school board overturned its decision to hold it in the auditorium.

•  Approximate number of graduates: 134

•  Speakers: Valedictorian (to be determined) and salutatorian (to be determined)

State College Area High School

•  Date: 10:30 a.m. Saturday

•  Location: Bryce Jordan Center

•  Approximate number of graduates: 594 (includes January graduates)

•  Speakers: Senior class President Alexander Goncalves, Superintendent Bob O'Donnell, board President Penni Fishbaine and high school Principal Scott Deshong.

Bellefonte Area High School

•  Date: 6 p.m June 12

•  Location: Rogers Stadium (weather permitting)

•  Approximate number of graduates: 220

•  Speaker: Penn State women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington

Bald Eagle Area High School

•  Date: 7 p.m. June 13

•  Location: Alumni Stadium (weather permitting)

•  Approximate number of graduates: 147

•  Speakers: Class president, Mary Pillot, valedictorian (to be determined), salutatorian (to be determined), speaker from the class of 1963 (to be determined) and Superintendent Jeff Miles.

Penns Valley Area High School

•  Date: 6:30 p.m. June 14

•  Location: High school football field

•  Approximate number of graduates: 92

•  Speakers: Potential valedictorians Kayla Snyder, David Leedy and Kyle Houser

Matt Morgan can be reached at 235-3928. Follow him on Twitter @MetroMattMorgan.

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