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WCPS to graduate 1,300 students

Next week, the district’s five traditional academic calendar high schools will graduate over 1,000 seniors. In total, Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) will graduate 1,300 seniors this school year. In May, the district’s three non-traditional academic calendar high schools graduated 255 seniors: Goldsboro High (120), Wayne Early/Middle College High School (58), and Wayne School of Engineering (77).

The Traditional Academic Calendar commencement schedule is as follows:  





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Thursday, June 13

Charles B. Aycock

7:00 PM

 Hardy Talton Athletic Field


Thursday, June 13

Rosewood High

7:00 PM

 Branch Pope Football Field


Friday, June 14

Southern Wayne High

6:00 PM

 University of Mount Olive: 

 Kornegay Arena


Saturday, June 15

Eastern Wayne High

9:00 AM

 Warrior Football Stadium


Saturday, June 15

Spring Creek High

10:00 AM

 University of Mount Olive: 

 Kornegay Arena


It is worth noting that this year, 40 Wayne Early/Middle College High School graduates and 44 Wayne School of Engineering graduates earned a high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Wayne Community College (WCC). This year’s Wayne School of Engineering graduating class was also made up of the first class of 6th graders to attend the school in the 2012-2013 academic year.  

District leaders say graduation season is always an exciting time of the year.

“Graduation is an enormous academic milestone which our graduating seniors have dedicated the past 13 years of their lives to attain,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, WCPS superintendent. “We congratulate this year’s graduating class and commend them for their commitment to education and dedication to continued learning. We wish each of them the very best as they move on to this next phase of their lives, and begin to fully immerse themselves in the areas of higher education, the military and/or the workforce.” 

On Monday, June 10, Edgewood Community Developmental School will hold its annual Graduation Ceremony at 6:30 PM in the gymnasium to recognize students who met their program requirements.  This year, the school will have a total of 17 graduates. Each student will be presented a certificate of completion. 

“The Edgewood Community Developmental School graduation is a very special ceremony for these students and their families,” adds Dr. Dunsmore. “We are very proud of what these graduates have accomplished, and look forward to being able to honor them for their efforts in completing their academic program.”

On July 16, WCPS will hold its annual Summer Graduation for students who complete their high school requirements by July 1, which is just after the end of the traditional academic calendar year. The event will be held at 6 PM in the WCC Moffatt Auditorium.


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