The ceremony at Richmond Senior High School only lasted about an hour and a half due to the weather, but seniors got the chance to receive their diplomas and watch the annual fireworks display before the rain returned Friday. Those who weren’t able to deliver their speeches during the commencement exercises at Raider Stadium will have the opportunity to share them at the next school board meeting on June 27 at 6 p.m.
The Richmond Senior High School Class of 2013’s Valedictorian was James Ni, and the Salutatorian was Kennedi LeeAnne Stewart. The program began at 8 p.m. with music by the RSHS band and choir, and colors were presented by the RSHS JROTC.
At Leak Street High School, more than 30 seniors turned their tassels on Friday afternoon at the Kate Finley auditorium. State Representative Ken Goodman delivered the graduation address in addition to special remarks from Superintendent George E. Norris and Chairman of the Board of Education Wiley Mabe.
Additional photos from the two graduation ceremonies can also be found at www.richmond.k12.nc.us and www.facebook.com/richmondcountyschoolsnc.