Thousands Of Students Celebrate Graduation

By: Chelsey Moran/Sarah Plake
By: Chelsey Moran/Sarah Plake
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)--Over 11,000 people will graduate from colleges and high schools in Northeast Kansas this weekend.

Graduation at Kansas State University began Friday at Bramlage Coliseum with commencement for the graduate school and continued throughout the day on Saturday with ceremonies for the university's different colleges. More than 3,350 students received their degrees.

Graduation at Emporia State University will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at White Auditorium. They will hand degrees to 300 grad students and 610 undergrads.

The University of Kansas will hold their graduation Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. 4,000 students will receive their degrees.

USD 501 will hold their graduations Saturday at the Kansas Expocentre. Topeka High School has 335 seniors graduating at 10:30 a.m. followed by Highland Park who has 170 graduating at 1:30 p.m. Topeka West High School has 239 seniors graduating at 4:30 p.m.

The Kansas Expocentre will host three other graduations on Sunday. Shawnee Heights has 266 graduates who will receive their degrees beginning at 1 p.m. Seaman High School has 269 graduates. Their graduation is at 4 p.m. 391 seniors will graduate from Washburn Rural which begins at 7 p.m.

Manhattan High School has 416 graduates that will take their walk across the stage at Bramlage Coliseum at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

126 seniors from Hayden High School will be handed their diplomas at the Topeka Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Silver Lake High School is holding their graduation at the high school at 1 p.m. Sunday. They have 48 students graduating.

Emporia High School is hosting their graduation at White Auditorium at 3 p.m. They have 280 seniors graduating Sunday.

Junction City High School is handing out degrees to 269 seniors Sunday at 6 p.m. at Al Simpler Stadium in Junction City on Sunday.


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