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Here are Cherokee County’s graduation plans

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Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2022 will walk across the stage for graduation ceremonies next week.

The ceremonies for Cherokee County’s 2,936 graduating seniors will once again be held at First Baptist Church of Woodstock at 11905 Highway 92 in Woodstock. The ceremonies will be streamed on so family and friends who are unable to attend still can participate.

This year, there will be no limitations on the number of guests per senior, ending the pandemic practice of ticketing.

Next week’s ceremonies also include a first for the school system, the inaugural graduating class for i-Grad Virtual Academy, the district’s new online school that launched this school year for grades 9 through 12. The school will expand to serve grades 4 through 12 next school year.  

“We look forward to celebrating with our entire community next week, as our students would not have reached this important milestone without our community’s support,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Graduation is the highlight of the year for me and our School Board as we congratulate every one of our amazing 2,936 graduates. We can’t wait to see all that the Class of 2022 will do to make our community and world a better place.”

i-Grad Virtual Academy: 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022
Cherokee HS: 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022
Sequoyah HS: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022
Woodstock HS: 4 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2022
Creekview HS: 8 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2022 
Etowah HS: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022
River Ridge HS: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022

There will be additional traffic in the area later this week for graduation practices and very heavy traffic in the area before and after the ceremonies. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route if possible.

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