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May 15, 2014

Students ready for graduation

CLAREMORE — Graduation for five of the nine Rogers County high schools will take place this week.

Catoosa, Verdigris, Oologah, Sequoyah and Foyil will graduate 494 in ceremonies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while Inola, Chelsea and Claremore Christian held ceremonies earlier this month.

Claremore graduation is slated for May 22.

As of Wednesday, seniors from eight Rogers County high schools have earned approximately $11.3 million in college scholarships.

A total of 141 Oologah seniors accumulated $5.4 million in scholarships. Catoosa’s 126 graduates  and Sequoyah’s 110 students pulled in more than $3 million. Chelsea’s 55 had $752,750 and Foyil’s 41 had $68,000.

Total scholarship amounts for Claremore have not yet been calculated.

Catoosa High School Principal Darren Peaster said the school will graduate the largest class of distinction students in 10 years. These students have earned at least an overall GPA of 3.8 or scored at least a 28 on the ACT.

Claremore’s class includes 20 Oklahoma Academic Scholars, an academic all-stater as well as the 6A state academic champions Lady Zebra basketball team.

Claremore, Oologah and Foyil will each graduate a member of this year’s academic all-state team.

A total of 34 Rogers County high school students have been named Oklahoma Academic Scholars. Three of the students have been accepted to prestigious higher learning institutions, including Yale, Princeton and the Air Force Academy.

Catoosa’s graduation will be at 8 p.m. tonight at Catoosa High School. Verdigris graduation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Claremore Expo Center and Sequoyah seniors will graduate at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Claremore Expo.

Other Saturday graduations include Oologah-Talala at 7 p.m. at the Oologah football field and Foyil at 7 p.m. in the Foyil High School gymnasium.

Claremore’s graduation will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Lantow Field.

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