An estimated 400 seniors will graduate during Hayes High School's 142nd commencement ceremony set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26.

Both the number of graduates and the selection of valedictorian and salutatorian won't be known until May 21, when the results of the year's final grades will be available, said Jennifer Ruhe, district spokeswoman.

The ceremony will be held at the school's Cornell Stadium or, in case of rain, the school gymnasium, both at 289 Euclid Ave., Delaware.

Tom Bosco, a local TV reporter, will speak.

Commencement will be "an exciting time for our community to share in the graduation of the class of 2018," said Hayes Principal Ric Stranges.

"This class has left its mark on our high school in academics, athletics and the arts," he said. "Academically, this class has reached new heights with the highest ACT scores in our history, more college commitments and the most honors diplomas than any other graduating class.

"Among our graduates, we have 20 summa cum laude students, 28 magna cum laude, 35 cum laude and 70 students earning honors diplomas. This class has a record number of college athletic signings and has earned superior ratings in every single band, orchestra and choir concert," he said.

The graduating class has "given back to our community over 10,000 service hours and have been the role models in our school," Stranges said.

"The class of 2018 has set the bar high in and out of the classroom and they will truly be missed."

The last day of school for seniors was May 17.

The senior picnic is scheduled for May 24; the senior breakfast and graduation practice will be May 25.

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