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Countdown to Graduation Launches for Washoe County High Schools

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From Washoe County School District:

Fifteen of the Washoe County School District's (WCSD) most outstanding and inspiring graduates are the focus of this year's "2013 Countdown to Graduation" campaign, which launches today and runs through June 7. The campaign features a new student profile posted each weekday for three weeks on the WCSD website.

"We celebrate the accomplishments of all of our graduates as they leave our schools with their diplomas in hand and move forward with their lives," said Superintendent Pedro Martinez. "We congratulate them and their families, and wish all of them well."

Many of the students profiled as part of this year's Countdown to Graduation have overcome serious challenges and obstacles to reach their graduation goals. Some confronted medical issues and the loss of family members, while others rededicated themselves to their studies after overcoming initial challenges in their classwork. Each was nominated by principals and counselors for their achievements both in the classroom and in the community.

"These students have worked hard and have overcome many obstacles to achieve this important goal, and we are tremendously proud of them," said WCSD Board of Trustees President Barbara Clark. "They are remarkable young people, and we expect great things from them in the future."

Students, parents, and the community are encouraged to read the profiles, which also feature comments from their counselors and principals, along with videos of each graduate.

To read the Countdown to Graduation profiles, log onto:

The following graduation ceremonies will take place at Lawlor Events Center:

Wednesday, June 5:
AACT, noon
Damonte Ranch High School, 3 p.m.
North Valleys High School, 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 6:
Reed High School, noon
Hug High School, 3 p.m.
Spanish Springs High School, 6 p.m.

Friday, June 7:
Washoe/WOLF, noon
Galena High School, 3 p.m.
Wooster High School, 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 8:
Sparks High School, 9 a.m.
McQueen High School, noon
Reno High School, 3 p.m.

Other WCSD Graduation Ceremonies:

Thursday, June 6:
TMCC High School, 9 a.m.
Grand Sierra Resort

Thursday, June 13:
Incline High School, 4 p.m.
Incline High School gym

Thursday, June 13:
Marvin Picollo School, 7 p.m.
Marvin Picollo School

From Washoe County School District

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