Articles from the Graduations section archive

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

As grad rates climb, school officials cite 'personalized learning'

High school graduation rates are climbing, and school officials said they hope to continue the trend with a mix of "personalized learning" and a focus on intervening with struggling students as ...
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Cadets graduate from Fort Gordon program

Almost 200 teenagers graduated from Fort Gordon's Youth Challenge Academy on Saturday, marching in cadence as they received their diplomas at James Brown Arena. The program aims to help at-risk ...
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Mother receives son's high school diploma

Dorothy Dunbar said her son Darryl Walden made her a promise just before he was fatally shot in 2009: He would give her his diploma when he finally passed the Georgia High School Graduation Test.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Summer school students graduate

Thirty-six Richmond County students participated in the summer school graduation ceremony Thursday, celebrating their achievement alongside their families and school officials.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, June 5, 2015

High school grad overcomes cancer, hopes to be 'inspiration'

Few high school students have fought as hard as Crystal Thurmond to make it to their graduation ceremony.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Faith, perspective helped North Augusta High student shine

When she was a freshman, Jacqueline Phillips wanted to walk the hallways of North Augusta High School unnoticed. But by the time she graduated Thursday she was the student body president.
By Mike Rosier

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Richmond County graduation ceremonies begin

Seniors from 10 of Richmond County's high school will be graduating on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking the walk to get their diplomas and starting the journey toward their careers.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, May 22, 2015

Harlem High graduates 122

Columbia County's first 2015 high school graduates walked the stage in Harlem on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Best & Brightest: Brielle Smith

Brielle Smith, of Westminster Schools of Augusta, is the winner of the 2015 Best & Brightest Award.

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

More than 600 graduate from GRU

Georgia Regents University graduated more than 600 students in its fall commencment ceremony at the James Brown Arena on Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Across Georgia

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. — Two men have been charged in a shooting that killed a 9-month-old boy and injured three women.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Graduates celebrated at Augusta Prep

Saturday was a day of celebration for Augusta Pre­paratory Day School as it honored 53 graduates - all of whom have been accepted to four-year colleges.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sisters reunite at Cross Creek graduation

Cross Creek graduate Alexis Dunlap thought her older sister, deployed by the Navy to the Middle East, would have to miss her graduation ceremony. But her sibiling and ROTC Commander had other plans.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hephzibah High grad trades in anger for a diploma

Jah'Von Billingsly seems like the many other HHS graduates that donned cap and gown Monday. 
By Sean Gruber

T.W. Josey High School Class of 2014

The following students have graduated from T.W. Josey High School.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Williston-Elko High School Class of 2014

The following students have graduated from Williston-Elko High School.

South Aiken High School Class of 2014

The following students have graduated from South Aiken High School.

2016 Best & Brightest

The Augusta Chronicle recognizes 20 outstanding members of the Class of 2016: the winners of the 14th annual Best & Brightest awards.

Spotted at Graduations

Browse Spotted photos from graduations across the Augusta area.


Richmond Co. Public Schools

Graduations held at the James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street, Augusta

Tuesday, May 24

  • RCTCM - 9 a.m.
  • A.R. Johnson - 12 a.m.
  • Cross Creek - 3:00 p.m.
  • Josey - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25

  • Butler - 9 a.m.
  • Davidson - 12 a.m.
  • Hephzibah - 3:00 p.m.
  • Glenn Hills - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 26

  • Laney - 9 a.m.
  • Westside - 12 a.m.
  • PLC - 3:00 p.m.
  • ARC - 6:00 p.m.

Columbia Co. Public Schools

Graduations held at the James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street, Augusta, unless otherwise noted

Saturday, May 21

  • Greenbrier High - 8:30 a.m.
  • Lakeside High - 11 a.m.
  • Evans High - 1:30 p.m.
  • Grovetown High - 4 p.m.
  • Harlem High - 6:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Friday)
Burke Co. Public Schools

Sunday, May 22
  • Burke Co. High School (at Burke County High)  - 4 p.m.
McDuffie County Public Schools

Sunday, May 22
  • Thomson High School (at the Brickyard) - 6 p.m. (rescheduled from Friday)
Aiken Co. Public Schools

Graduations held at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Pkwy, Aiken

Thursday, June 2
  • Wagener-Salley - 2 p.m.
  • Silver Bluff - 5 p.m.
  • Midland Valley - 8 p.m.
Friday, June 3
  • North Augusta - 9 a.m.
  • Aiken - 12 p.m.
  • Ridge Spring-Monetta - 3 p.m.
  • South Aiken - 6 p.m.

Marlins end Braves streak

MIAMI - Adam Conley walked off the mound for the final time in the eighth inning Wednesday with a string of zeroes behind him.
By Steven Wine
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