Three Columbia high schools to hold commencement Saturday

About 1,230 students will graduate from Douglass, Hickman and Rock Bridge schools
Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 7:45 p.m. CDT; updated 3:57 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 20, 2011

This item has been modified to include the names of the student speakers at each commencement and to correct the time for the Douglass High School graduation.

COLUMBIA — About 1,230 seniors will graduate from Douglass, Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools on Saturday. Here is a schedule of events, provided by the district administration.

DOUGLASS: Twenty-two seniors are set to graduate during a ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. at Launer Auditorium at Columbia College. Speakers will include students Antoine Harris and Katie Bartlett

HICKMAN: About 600 seniors will graduate during ceremonies scheduled for 11 a.m. at MU's Mizzou Arena. Graduating seniors Rodney Dixon and Zophia McDougal will speak.

ROCK BRIDGE: About 580 seniors are scheduled to graduate. The commencement will begin at 7 p.m., also at Mizzou Arena. Graduating seniors Ryan Taylor and Warren Szewczyk will speak.

SENIOR ALL-NIGHT PARTY: Seniors from Columbia Public Schools, Christian Fellowship and Columbia Independent School can participate in an all-night party beginning at 11 p.m. at Hearnes Center Fieldhouse at MU. The party ends at 5 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 at the door. For information, call 443-0764.


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