The Dublin City School District’s nearly 1,200 graduating seniors have a hefty list of academic accomplishments of which to be proud.

The class of 2018 has 40 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, the most of any school district in Ohio with 40.

On Sunday, May 27, 269 students will graduate at the top of their class with a cumulative grade-point average of 4.1 or above.

The class features 352 students who will be graduated summa cum laude (4.0 GPA and above), 194 students who will be graduated magna cum laude (3.75 to 3.99), and 156 who will be graduated cum laude (3.5 to 3.749). More than 450 students will receive an honors diploma.

About 90 percent of the students said they plan to pursue to higher education and some will enter military service. A ceremony honoring those joining the military was held earlier in May.

Commencements for Scioto, Coffman and Jerome students will be held at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, in the Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, on the Ohio State University campus. For more information, visit www.dublinschools.net.

Scioto’s senior class is an exceptional group, said principal Bob Scott. In addition to academic achievements, they are community driven, he said.

The group raised thousands of dollars for pediatric cancer research and this is the third year in a row that either a prom king or queen was a student with special needs, Scott said.

The latter fact is reflective of the culture the students have built, he said.

Scott said he is “so extremely proud” of his students.

For Jerome principal Dustin Miller, his group of seniors is a “kind bunch.”

They continue to be a strong academic class, he said, while showing concern for their environment and their community.

Coffman principal Mike Ulring said he is honored to see his students graduate after serving as their principal for four years.

“This group of students has accomplished amazing things in and out of the classroom, and I am excited to see the great things they will do in the future,” Ulring said.

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