Three-hundred seventy Juneau high school seniors are looking forward to the next chapter of their lives.
Juneau’s three high schools held commencement ceremonies over the weekend, with 35 students graduating from Yakoosge Dakahidi Alternative School, about 205 from Juneau-Douglas High School, and 130 from Thunder Mountain High School.
Fifty-two JDHS seniors graduated with honors for having completed their four years with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The class of 2012 from the downtown high school is one of the smallest in years. It has been steadily shrinking since TMHS in the Mendenhall Valley opened in the fall of 2008.
Listen to selections from the ceremony at JDHS. (Our thanks for the JDHS Video Club for the audio feed.)
One-hundred twenty-nine seniors, clad in blue and white gowns, graduated from TMHS. Twenty students wore Gold Honor Chords for receiving a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Their physical diplomas won’t be handed out until next month when all final grades are processed, but that didn’t inhibit the excitement for the first four-year graduating class from TMHS.
Volunteer Danny Peterson was there and produced this audio postcard.
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