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Graduations underway across eastern North Carolina

It’s a big weekend for thousands of high school seniors in the eastern Carolina.

Graduations are happening in Pitt, Lenoir and Onslow counties.

Pitt County Schools will hold graduations at Minges Coliseum Friday and Saturday.

Pitt Countytudents will turn their tassels at six separate ceremonies.

Ayden-Grifton just held their ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday.

J.H. Rose is at 6:30 p.m.

Students were given a limited number of tickets for the event.

Pitt County Schools said it is important to note people will not be allowed in if they are more than 20 minutes late. Bags and purses can be no larger than 10 inches by 10 inches, and flash photography is prohibited. 

Graduating J.H. Rose senior Megan Reisch has earned more than $400,000 in scholarships.

She plans to attend the Air Force Academy.

“I’ve been involved in different service projects within the community, and I also have enjoyed doing that,” said Reisch. “...So I think following in a path where I’m serving others will be kind of fun because it’s something I enjoy doing.”

Megan said she never thought she would be attending one of the service academies, but she will now start training in just two weeks.

On Saturday, the South Central is at 9:00 a.m., North Pitt is at 12:30 p.m., Farmville Central is at 3:30 p.m. and D.H. Conley is at 6:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend graduation, they will be aired live on Suddenlink Channel 13, the Pitt County Government TV channel. They will also be streamed on Pitt County Schools' Youtube page

Below is a breakdown of the graduates from each school:

Ayden-Grifton: 162 total graduates — Four-year university: 29 percent; Two-year college: 55 percent; Military: 9  percent; Workforce: 6 percent

J.H. Rose: 335 graduates — Four-year university: 48 percent; Two-year college: 42 percent; Military/Workforce: 10 percent

South Central: 317 total graduates — Four-year university: 46 percent; Two-year college: 40 percent; Military: 4 percent; Workforce: 4 percent; Other: 4 percent

North Pitt: 212 total graduates — Four-year university: 29 percent; Two-year college: 51 percent; Military: 9 percent; Workforce: 6 percent 

Farmville Central: 158 total graduates — Four-year university: 24 percent; Two-year college: 56 percent; Military: 10 percent; Workforce: 10 percent

D.H. Conley: 407 total graduates — specific percentages not available



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