Excitement and anticipation filled the air Saturday as high school seniors picked up diplomas at graduation ceremonies across Tarrant County.
Seniors from the Keller school district’s four high schools — Central, Fossil Ridge, Keller and Timber Creek — walked across the stage at UT-Arlington’s College Park Center, and Trinity and L.D. Bell high schools held ceremonies Saturday at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Keller district seniors received diplomas Saturday in Arlington. For the second consecutive year, KISD commencement ceremonies were held at College Park Center at the University of Texas at Arlington.
It was a daylong affair for Keller ISD with four separate commencement ceremonies for the class of 2015. Fossil Ridge High School students arrived 7 a.m. and Central High grads crossed their tassles at around 10 p.m.
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“The heavy rain that morning did not deter loved ones from coming to celebrate the occasion,” KISD Communications Executive Director Shellie Johnson said. “The rest of the day was picture perfect for graduates and their families.”
More than 2,300 seniors walked across the stage to get their diplomas, which included 590 graduates at Central High School, 504 at Fossil Ridge, 598 at Keller High School and 640 graduates at Timber Creek High School.
In Northwest ISD, Steele Accelerated High School will kick off this year’s graduation season at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at Northwest High School Performing Arts Center.
Byron Nelson High School’s graduation is set for 3 p.m. June 9 at the University of North Texas Coliseum in Denton, and Northwest High School’s graduation is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 9 at the UNT Coliseum.
Staff writers Alice Murray and Sandra Engelland contributed to this report.