Members of Upper Arlington High School's class of 2018 will conclude their high school careers with a graduation ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 27.

Commencement will be held at Ohio State University's Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus.

According to Upper Arlington district officials, approximately 480 seniors will graduate with the class of 2018.

The ceremony will feature performances by the UAHS Symphonic Orchestra and the UAHS Symphonic Choir.

"The class of 2018 has been a joy to work with for the last four years," UAHS Principal Andrew Theado said. "The students have such a wide range of interests and accomplishments, spending time with them is really inspiring.

"With 2018 being our centennial year, it's a great time to have a graduating class that really embodies our vision of uniquely accomplished students prepared to serve, lead and succeed."

UAHS doesn't recognize valedictorians or salutatorians during graduation ceremonies.

However, district officials pointed out several students as embodying the class of 2018 and its achievements.

Once is Laurel Bailey, daughter of Joyce Padavick and Thad Bailey, who completed a welding program at UAHS this year and was part of a class that built a carbon steel pyramid at Columbus Africentric High School.

This fall, Bailey will become an apprentice at Limbach Co. in Columbus, where she will focus on heating, ventilating and air conditioning work while testing the waters for additional apprenticeship opportunities.

Benjamin Hobson, son of Diane and Ted Hobson, used his senior year to further develop computer science skills, such as programming languages, creating game apps and learning coding.

This summer, Hobson will attend a Catholic youth summer camp before he attends Ohio State University to major in computer science. He's also considering a minor in music composition, Spanish and/or theology.

Magnus Saebo, son of Karen Briley and Jan Saebo, used his interest in English and poetry to compete in several English-based contests this school year. He twice finished third in the Ohio Poetry Out Loud contest and published a journal of his work.

Saebo said he'll spend half a year away from classes after graduation to further investigate his interests before enrolling at Cornell University. He's considering studying economics, environmental science or engineering, while continuing to pursue his interests in poetry.

Jack Weimer, son of Ann and John Weimer, designed posters and graphics for various organizations and school students and staff members through an independent study course in graphic design at UAHS.

Weimer plans to attend Columbia College Chicago, where he'll major in theater design and technology, as well as creative advertising.

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