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Graduation ceremonies begin this week

The senior classes of 2011 will soon say sayonara to North Summit, South Summit and Park City high schools.

On May 26, the Wildcat Stadium at South Summit High School will be filled with approximately 98 graduating seniors in their green and white graduation gowns. Families, teachers and administration will gather in support and honor of the seniors academic and athletic dedication.

The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. If it rains, graduation will be held in the South Summit gym and each student will be limited to nine tickets.

Also on May 26, North Summit High School will honor its graduating seniors. According to the school’s song, "The N.S.H.S is the school. We’ll raise the standard high. And for the purple and the gold, we’ll work or fight or die. No other school with us can stand no matter how they try. We’re on the top and here we’ll stay for old North Summit High."

The ceremony will be held in the North Summit Auditorium where the class of 2011 will walk down the isle in purple and gold at 7:30 p.m. Approximately 72 seniors are expected to graduate.

Jenalyn Thiriot was honored as North Summit’s Valedictorian of 2011. Thiriot will attend Brigham Young University in the fall. Larry Martin Wright has earned the salutatorian title and will attend Utah State University in the fall.

Kathy Chappell, a teacher at North Summit, explained that the class of 2011 is diverse, "The seniors have excelled in many different areas: academics, athletics, club competitions, broadcasting, robotics, and many more. They have thoroughly enjoyed their high school experience," she said.

Park City High School will hold its graduation on June 10 on Dozier football field at 5 p.m. Approximately 330 seniors are expected to graduate. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the ceremony will be held in the Eccles Center and each student will be given four tickets for guests.

Next year, Park City’s Valedictorian Yoojung Kim plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania and Salutatorian Grant Sanderson will attend Stanford. Both students we’re ranked No.1 and No. 2 in an academically sound class, according to Principal Hilary Hays.

"This is a really high-achieving class. They’ve won a lot of pretty fantastic accolades. They are a class that is determined to change the world. It won’t be the same when these guys are done," Hays said.

For more information regarding graduation for North Summit visit http://www.nsummit.org . For Park City visit http://www.pchs.pcschools.us . And for South Summit visit http://www.ssummit.k12.ut.us .


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