Delaware City School District officials expect 310 seniors will graduate with the class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21.

Delaware City School District officials expect 310 seniors will graduate with the class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21.

The graduation ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Hayes High School's Gauthier Stadium. David Hejmanowski, Delaware County juvenile and probate court judge, will give the commencement address.

The district has four valedictorian and six salutatorian candidates pending the results of their final grades, which will be released Monday, May 16.

More than 200 of the graduating seniors plan to attend college. The class of 2016 has received more than $1.7 million in one-year and renewable scholarships.

Sixty students in the class of 2016 will graduate with honors diplomas.

Hayes Principal Ric Stranges said in a statement he looks forward to seeing what the graduating class will accomplish in the future.

"The class of 2016 is one of the finest collection of scholars, artists and athletes that I have ever been associated with," he said. "Their leadership has provided Delaware Hayes High School the foundation of a great school year and they will be deeply missed.

"I am excited about their future opportunities that will have an impact on our community and on our world."

Big Walnut High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the school, 555 South Old 3C Highway.

Rehearsal for seniors begins at 7 a.m. Friday, May 20, at the high school cafeteria.

Big Walnut does not name one valedictorian, but will finalize the list of students who finish with a grade-point average of at least 4.0 later this week.

-- Thomas Gallick and Andrew King