High school seniors in Mint Hill are finishing their last week of school and preparing for graduation.  In the coming week Queen’s Grant, Rocky River, and Independence High Schools will turn their tassels and celebrate their accomplishments.
Queen’s Grant High School has a graduating class of 88 students, and 95 percent of them plan to further their academic careers.  As a whole, the students have applied to over 90 colleges, and have been accepted to over 50, including Notre Dame, William and Mary, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Cornell, Columbia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Baylor.  Three percent of the seniors intend to enlist in the military in the next year.
The Queen’s Grant graduation ceremony will be at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Saturday, June 9 from 10 – 11:30 am.
The Rocky River High graduation ceremony will be at Bojangles’ Coliseum Monday, June 11 at 12 noon.
Independence High School has reported nearly two million dollars in scholarship money awarded to students in the senior class this year.  These awards include full academic scholarships, sports scholarships, and locally-supported scholarships like the Jack Bryan Memorial Scholarship.
The Independence graduation ceremony will also be at Bojangles’ Coliseum.  It will take place Sunday, June 10 at 2 pm.