On Saturday, May 18, Dublin City Schools will celebrate the accomplishments of an expected 1,246 graduates from its three high schools.
Graduations will be celebrated at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. for Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto and Dublin Coffman high schools, respectively, in the Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive on the Ohio State University campus.
The class of 2019 includes 32 National Merit semifinalists, according to Dublin City Schools public information officer Doug Baker. A total of 313 students are valedictorians (with a GPA of at least 4.1); 400 students are summa cum laude (4.0 GPA and above); 180 are magna cum laude (3.75 to 3.99); and 158 are cum laude (3.5 to 3.749).
Nineteen students have selected military service after graduation, Baker said.
Superintendent Todd Hoadley said he has high expectations for the graduating class and believes its members will do great things.
"I am always proud of our graduates," he said.
Mike Ulring, Coffman principal, said he's excited to see what his senior class does in the future.
"This senior class has shown consistent leadership throughout their four years," he said.
Jerome Principal Dustin Miller said his graduating seniors continue to hold the bar of excellence high.
"Whether it be academics, the arts, athletics or in various other ways, these graduates are hard-working, dedicated to their futures and well-positioned to make a positive difference," he said. "Most importantly, they care about those around them."
Like Miller, Scioto principal Bob Scott said his senior class is accomplished in a variety of fields such as in the classroom, in the performing arts and in athletics.
"Their leadership of this Irish community will be missed, but I wish our graduates every possible success," Scott said.