More than 500 seniors will graduate from Reynoldsburg High School May 21 during a 7 p.m. ceremony at the Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus.

CORRECTION: Because of incorrect information provided to ThisWeek, the print and earlier online version of this story gave incorrect numbers for graduating seniors at Reynoldsburg High School and (HS)2 STEM Academy.

More than 500 seniors will graduate from Reynoldsburg High School May 21 during a 7 p.m. ceremony at the Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus.

The ceremony will be livestreamed at reyn.org/Graduation2019.aspx for those unable to attend in person.

The district also will present a diploma to the family of Isaiah Lewis, who would have graduated this year. Isaiah was a 7-year-old French Run Elementary student who died from a fatal gunshot wound in 2008. According to district officials, Isaiah and a friend were playing when they found an unsecured firearm.

A chair will be reserved at graduation with a cap and gown and an honorary diploma, which will be presented to Lewis' family by his first-grade teacher, Mia Brower, district officials said.

(HS)2 STEM Academy

About 147 seniors will graduate from the Health Science sand Human Services STEM Academy, four of whom plan to enlist in the military, said Kevin Smith, interim principal.

The academy offers students an educational approach based on science, technology, engineering and math, with a focus on health and human services.

The class of 2019 is the first that Smith will certify as graduates.

His message to seniors is to "keep growing in who you are and into who you want to be.

"No one can impose limits on you if you believe in yourself," Smith said.

Information about scholarship offers for (HS)2 students was not available.

BELL Academy

An estimated 99 seniors are set to graduate from the BELL Academy, which offers college-prep courses focusing on business, education, leadership and law.

BELL seniors received more than $120,000 in scholarship offers and two plan to enlist in the military, according to Principal Garla Brown.

Encore Academy

Encore Academy, which focuses on performing and visual arts, has a graduating class of 130 seniors. Three are set to enlist in the armed forces.

The group has garnered "$3.5 million and counting," in scholarship offers, Principal Tonya Bailey said.

"This class faced the challenge of having all new administrators during their senior year, which is not easy. They were unafraid of the change and met the challenge with courage and honesty," Bailey said.

"This class applied their skills and abilities to real-world experiences, including sponsoring a Night of the Arts, where they generated over $2,000 for charity; worked to build and assemble over 27 dressers with the partnership of the Central Ohio Furniture Bank; and earned thousands of hours in the work-based learning internship program."

e-STEM Academy

About 159 seniors will graduate from the e-STEM Academy, which offers science, technology, engineering and math-based learning, Principal Scott Bennet said.

The students received more than $7.1 million in scholarship offers. Seven graduates plan to enlist in the military, Bennet said.

He said he hopes the e-STEM grads "keep on grinding."

"This year's class has been outstanding in the classroom as well as in the community," Bennet said. "These seniors have earned right around 1,900 college credits, raised tens of thousands of dollars for children's cancer research, won robotics competitions and participated in internship and capstone activities.

"They are an awesome group of students that are well-positioned for future success," Bennett said. "There are a lot of very talented individuals in this graduating class, but talent will only take you so far."

His advice to the class: "Keep working hard and don't give up when things get tough."

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