FWCS celebrates graduates - May 29, 2008

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Displayed from: May 29, 2008 , until: Jun 09, 2008

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement next week for the 1,902 graduates of the school district. The students leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at colleges such as Wellesley College, Stanford University, DePauw University and Cornell University. Others, like North Side's valedictorian, will take time to study abroad. Rotary's International Youth Exchange Program will take Ruby Garrison to Slovakia for a year before heading to Cornell College. Others will continue working on the technical training they need to start a career in trades such as carpentry or automotive mechanics. Before embarking on their new adventures, they will come together one final time as the Class of 2008 for their graduation ceremonies at the Memorial Coliseum. Below is the schedule: Wednesday, June 4 * Snider High School, 6 p.m., Arena * South Side High School, 7 p.m., Expo Thursday, June 5 * North Side High School, 6 p.m., Arena * Wayne High School, 7 p.m., Expo Friday, June 6 * Northrop High School, 6 p.m., Arena * Elmhurst High School, 7 p.m., Expo

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.