Graduation day is quickly approaching for three Northland-area high schools, which have scheduled ceremonies on May 31 and June 1.


Graduation for 235 seniors from Northland High School, 1919 Northcliff Drive, is scheduled at 8 p.m. May 31 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

W. Shawna Gibbs, a member of the Columbus Board of Education, will speak at the ceremony.

The class has received more than $4 million in scholarship and needs-based offers, according to information from the district.

For the first time, all high school commencement ceremonies in Columbus City Schools will be streamed live online, said Jacqueline Bryant, spokeswoman for the district.

Using Facebook Live, the district plans to provide a video feed of each ceremony, beginning May 29 with the graduation ceremony for Columbus Scioto 6-12, 2951 S. High St., Bryant said.

From any computer or mobile device, people will be able to watch the ceremonies in their entirety, she said.

On graduation day, visit the CCS Facebook page,, and look for the live feed, Bryant said.

The videos also will be available to watch again and again on Facebook after the live event, she said.


Beechcroft High School, 6100 Beechcroft Road, will hold graduation ceremonies for 125 seniors at 11:30 a.m. June 1 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Michael Cole, vice president of the Columbus City Schools Board of Education, will be the guest speaker.

Samuel Johnson Jr., interim principal at Beechcroft, said the class has received more than $1.1 million in scholarship and need-based offers.

Johnson said he'll remember a popular phrase spoken by students all year: "Let's do the amazing to be amazing -- Beechcroft amazing."


DeSales High School's graduation is at 9 a.m. June 1 at the school's stadium, 4212 Karl Road.

Principal Dan Garrick and two students will speak at the ceremony, at which 207 students will graduate.

Garrick said the class had been offered more than $18 million in scholarships, as of May 17, and expects that number to grow beyond $19 million.

"It's an incredible class," Garrick said.

"We're fortunate to have worked with some great and service-oriented students and this class personifies that."