HCDE graduates about 2300 students
About 2300 high school seniors participated in graduation ceremonies last week, marking one of the largest senior classes to graduate in the district's history.
Hamilton County Schools hosted graduation ceremonies at UTC McKenzie Arena, Memorial Auditorium and the Tivoli Theater on Saturday in addition to smaller ceremonies for Sale Creek High School and Hamilton County High the week prior.
Final four-year-on-time graduation data is still being compiled, but the class of 2011 is off to a good start. Many students are already packing their gear and heading to college. Notable colleges and universities include Yale University, Virginia Tech, Covenant College, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Tech, UTK, UTC, NYU, Sewanee, Colby College, Wellesley and Tennesee Tech.