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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
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Springfield, IL 62704
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District 186 Class of 2019 to receive diplomas Saturday

May 31, 2019

764 District 186 high school graduates will receive their diplomas on Saturday, June 1, at The Bank of Springfield Center. They have been offered $43.7 million in scholarships.

About 75 percent are attending a two- or four-year college, 11 percent are entering the workforce, 5 percent are enlisting in the military, 4 percent are going to technical school, and 5 percent are still deciding or have other plans.

Lanphier High School (11 a.m. ceremony)

Number of graduates: 193
Scholarships: $7.2 million
Post-graduation plans: 48 students attending four-year college, 80 students attending two-year college, 11 going to technical school, 11 enlisting in the military, 42 entering the workforce, 1 has  other plans.

Springfield Southeast High School (2 p.m. ceremony)
Number of graduates: 240
Scholarships: $8.5 million
Post-graduation plans:  89 attending four-year college, 76 attending two-year college, 13 enlisting in the military, 19 going to technical school, 21 entering the workforce, and 22 are still deciding or have other plans.

Springfield High School (5 p.m. ceremony)
Number of graduates: 331
Scholarships: $28 million
Post-graduation plans: 180 attending four-year college, 98 attending two-year college, 18 enlisting in the military, 20 entering the workforce and 15 are still deciding or have other plans.

Before and After Ceremony Procedures:

We are looking forward to this day of celebration. Families are encouraged to allow plenty of time for arrival due to security procedures. Main hall doors will open one hour before each ceremony. All attendees will be screened using  walk-through metal detectors and handheld wands. Bags will be searched and all attendees are encouraged to not to bring in bags and large purses. Doors to the main hall will close five minutes before graduates enter for the processional. Anyone not seated at that time will be directed to the mezzanine level. There will be no entry to the BoS Center 30 minutes after the beginning of each ceremony. After each ceremony, all graduates will be directed to exit the main hall through either the 9th and Adams St. (south) doors or 9th and Washington St. (north) doors behind the stage. Families should exit promptly from the front doors of the main hall and arrange to meet graduates outside the 9th and Adams and 9th and Washington street doors.