Community college, area schools host commencement ceremonies this month

Published 10:43 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hundreds of seniors from area schools this month will walk across football fields and auditorium and gym floors at their respective educational institutions, starting with Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

The Wesson campus will hold spring commencement ceremonies twice today.

Graduates with last names ending in A-J will participate in the 9:30 a.m. commencement ceremony. Graduates with last names ending in K-Z will participate in the 1:30 p.m. commencement ceremony.

Both ceremonies will be held in Mullen Gymnasium and live streamed at

Brookhaven Academy will graduate its seniors Friday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

The attendance centers in the Lincoln County School District will see students graduate over two days.

West Lincoln Principal John Shows said the Class of 2018 has left its mark.

“Some in the class have stepped up to become leaders and this maturity and resolve have translated into successes both in the classroom and on the playing fields,” he said. “Many have been rewarded with college scholarships and a few became Mississippi Scholars.”

Loyd Star Principal Robin Case said the graduating class at her school is an incredible group of students.

“Their interests, talents and personalities represent a colorful mosaic and they exemplify so many wonderful attributes,” she said. “I have no doubt we will see great things accomplished by these fine young adults.”

Enterprise Principal Terry Brister believes the graduating class has raised the bar for others.

​“Our senior class has taken on the challenge that Enterprise will learn to lead not follow,” Brister said. ​“​This class not only accepted this challenge but they are adamant about obtaining the goal of leadership. Our ​senior class has paved the way and raised the bar for future graduates of Enterprise.​“

Bogue Chitto High School and Enterprise High School will hold commencement ceremonies May 17, with the Bobcats graduating at 6:30 p.m. and the Yellow Jackets at 8 p.m.

West Lincoln High School graduates will have their ceremony at 6:30 p.m. May 18. Loyd Star High School graduation is at 8 p.m.

Three other high schools will graduate May 18 as well.

Wesson High School’s ceremony is at Mullen Gymnasium at the Wesson campus of Co-Lin at 7 p.m.

Brookhaven High School graduation is on King Field at 7 p.m.

“As a group, this has been an outstanding set of students that have grown and excelled so much in the past four years,” said Ole Brook Principal David Martin. “They have dealt with adversities and triumphs and matured into young men and women who will continue to grown and benefit those around them. I look forward to seeing their accomplishments.”

Franklin County High School’s ceremony is at 8 p.m. at Louie Mullins Memorial Stadium.

The Mississippi School of the Arts will graduate its senior class at 2 p.m. May 25 at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit.