Largest Graduating Class To Earn Diplomas

A record 5,543 local high school seniors, the largest graduating class in the history of the Long Beach Unified School District, are scheduled to receive their diplomas this month. Poly and Poly Accelerated Academy of Learning (PAAL) have the largest combined graduating class with 1,052 seniors. Wilson will award 904 diplomas, Lakewood, 872; Millikan, 830; Jordan, 690; Cabrillo, 480; EPHS, 251; School for Adults, 200; CAMS, 139; Renaissance, 58; Avalon, 58; and Reid, 9. CAMS will hold its graduation Wednesday, June 8. Jordan and Poly/PAAL will award diplomas Wednesday, June 15. Avalon, Cabrillo, Lakewood, Millikan, Renaissance and Wilson will conduct ceremonies on Thursday, June 16. EPHS will award diplomas on Friday, June 17, and School for Adults conducts its ceremony Wednesday, June 22. Scheduled to present diplomas are: Avalon—Deputy Superintendent Karen DeVries, 4:30 p.m., Avalon Casino; Cabrillo—Board of Education Member Felton Williams, 6 p.m., Cabrillo Stadium; CAMS—Board of Education Member Jon Meyer, 6 p.m., Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center; EPHS—Board of Education President Mary Stanton, 1 p.m., Lakewood Auditorium; Jordan—Board of Education President Mary Stanton, 2 p.m., Veterans Stadium; Lakewood—Board of Education Member Jim Choura, 2 p.m., Veterans Stadium; School for Adults—Board of Education Vice President Suja Lowenthal, 6:30 p.m., Wilson Auditorium; Millikan—Board of Education Member Jim Choura, 7 p.m., Veterans Stadium; Poly/PAAL—Board of Education Member Felton Williams, 7 p.m., Veterans Stadium; Renaissance—Board of Education Vice President Suja Lowenthal, 6 p.m., Long Beach City College Auditorium; Wilson—Board of Education Member Jon Meyer and Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, 5:30 p.m., Stephens’ Field (Wilson Stadium).