Lakeside High School’s gymnasium will be a sea of colors Friday when some of Columbia County’s summer school students graduate from high school.
There were 589 high school students and 139 middle school pupils who attended summer school at Lakeside.
With students in various grade levels, just a small percentage of those who took summer courses
are finishing their high school education.
“The graduating class is somewhere between 40 and 45 students,” said Craig Baker, an assistant principal of Grovetown High School who served as the summer school principal.
The short but formal ceremony, starting at 5 p.m., will have all the bells and whistles of a June commencement, and students will be dressed in the colors of their respective schools.
School Superintendent Charles Nagle and school board Chairwoman Regina Buccafusco will be among the speakers.