On Wednesday evening, May 23, 113 Delta High School graduates marched down the field at Panther Stadium to begin the 120th commencement ceremony.
After assistant principal Rosie Johnson welcomed friends and family to the evening's program, Derek Carlson, principal, introduced the co-salutatorian speakers with GPAs of 4.2, Alexia Quinn and Lucy Streich.
Audience members stood and cheered Thursday, May 24, as Cedaredge High School 2018 graduates marched into the school gymnasium to the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance."
Graduate Jacob Lewis walked to the stage to greet everyone.
Willyn Webb, executive director of Vision Charter Academy, began the school's commencement ceremony by recognizing Darci Hellman, guidance specialist, for planning and coordinating the event. Graduation was held at the Delta Performing Arts Center on May 23 and began at 5 p.m.
On May 12, Technical College of the Rockies (TCR) graduated 32 practical nursing students at the Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education. Graduation marks the completion of rigorous study and clinical responsibility.
At Monday night's commencement exercises, 41 eaglets officially left the nest that is Paonia High School. During their four years, the class of 2018 collectively had higher than average SAT scores, participated in all-state choir and band, broke sports records, won numerous titles, built and installed a solar energy system, and won the hearts of their community.
An overflowing stadium, an excited buzz in the air, and blue and gold robes fluttering in the breeze are signs of a traditional Olathe High School graduation. The Class of 2018 walked out onto Wilson Field on Sunday, May 20, greeted by family and friends as the school band played "Pomp and Circumstance" until all the graduates were seated.
Graduates from the Vision Charter Academy campuses in Delta, Cedaredge and Paonia will be recognized in a combined commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 23, at the Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m.
The end of the 2017-18 school year is rapidly approaching. The last day of school is Friday, May 25, and is an early release day. Graduating seniors have just a handful of days left as they look forward to graduating ceremonies.
At the request of council member Kevin Carlson, the council released the $300 budgeted for Delta High School grad night festivities, and agreed in principle to donate $200 to each of the Destination Imagination teams headed to globals later this month. Since the expenditure was not listed in the agenda, city attorney David McConaughy suggested the matter be tabled until a special meeting May 8.
The Delta County School Board is taking a close look at 2018 graduation dates in light of feedback from the community. This year, all four graduation ceremonies were scheduled on Sunday, May 21 -- two at 1 p.m. and two at 4 p.m.
The Cedaredge High School Class of 2017 officially graduated 62 class members during commencement ceremonies at the school on Sunday afternoon.
Two of the 62 class members listed on the official program were designated as honorary graduates.
In light of the two-day weather delay of the 2017 state track meet, the Colorado High School Activities Association held a special graduation ceremony Sunday morning for all athletes who missed their graduation ceremonies at home.
In light of the two-day weather delay of the 2017 state track meet, the Colorado High School Activities Association held a special graduation ceremony Sunday morning, May 21, for all athletes who missed their graduation ceremonies at home.
Though small in number, the graduates of Hotchkiss High School garnered $533,404 in scholarships. As the graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas, those scholarships and each student's career plans were read aloud.
The graduates of Paonia High School's Class of 2017 finish what they start, excel in all they do and they stand out like no other class -- so it's only fitting they should have an entirely distinctive graduation ceremony. With those words -- and the announcement that the Paonia girls had just won their fifth consecutive state track title -- assistant principal Karla Head welcomed friends and family members to the graduation celebration Sunday afternoon.
Believe, succeed, achieve! This motto has been ingrained into the minds of Delta High School's Class of 2017 since middle school, and that is what they have done. They believed they could succeed in academics, athletics and other extracurricular activities, which led them to many honors.
Friends and family crowded Wilson Field Sunday, May 21, under bright blue skies and golden sun to watch as the 76 members of the Class of 2017 at Olathe High School received their diplomas.
Head boy Justin Mosher welcomed everyone to the ceremony, noting appreciation for the support from the community for all school activities.
President Barack Obama congratulates Air Force Academy 2016 graduate Michael Barnosky at the USAFA commencement ceremony on June 2. Michael, a Delta County resident, graduated from Cedaredge High School in 2012 where he was a high school All-American swimmer.
Vision Charter Academy (VCA) awarded Delta County School District diplomas to 16 seniors in the Class of 2016. A graduation ceremony was held for the Delta campus at the Delta Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, May 26, and for the Surface Creek campus at the Cedaredge Assembly of God on Friday, May 27.
Diplomas were awarded to 67 graduates of Olathe High School at commencement ceremonies held Sunday afternoon on Wilson Field.
As is the tradition at OHS, the ceremony opened with the recognition of the distinguished alumnus.
Gratia Fisher sang her last national anthem with aplomb, her family and friends cheering as she trilled the immortal lyrics, "O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave." Fisher, president of the Hotchkiss High School Class of 2016, then joined classmates Brandi Goddard and Megan Lange in a harmonious rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean on Me," accompanied on bongos by Andrew Zerr, and commencement ceremonies were underway.
The Paonia High School Class of 2016 chose philosopher Ayn Rand to provide their class quote: "The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me."
Not much has stopped this class from achieving lofty, if not downright mind-boggling goals.
Delta High School's Class of 2016 set a level of high expectations all future Panthers will strive for, principal Derek Carlson said during commencement ceremonies Sunday. During his opening remarks, Carlson said collectively the class posted the highest composite ACT score in the history of Delta High School.
Fifty-three graduating seniors at Cedaredge High School received their diplomas at commencement exercises at the school on Sunday, May 15.
Principal Randy Brown, in remarks to the assembled students, faculty and guests, noted that the Class of 2016 was one of high academic achievement.
The 2015-16 school year is rapidly coming to a close, as is high school baseball, track and tennis competition. To avoid conflicts with state competition, graduation ceremonies for the four traditional high schools in Delta County have been moved to Sunday and Monday, May 15 and 16.
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