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Here’s when Beaufort County schools will host graduation - and how to help us celebrate the Class of 2017!

When to catch local high school graduations

It's graduation season in the Lowcountry. High school graduations kick off Saturday, May 20, and go into the first week of June. Curious about when each school is holding their commencement ceremony? We've got you covered.
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It's graduation season in the Lowcountry. High school graduations kick off Saturday, May 20, and go into the first week of June. Curious about when each school is holding their commencement ceremony? We've got you covered.

Help us celebrate the Class of 2017!

Whether it’s senior photos, cap and gown shots before the big day or celebrating with friends and family after walking across the stage -- email your photos and videos to Engagement Editor Graham Cawthon at gcawthon@islandpacket.com or post them here on our Facebook page. Please name those pictured and their school.

Here’s all the info regarding county high school graduation ceremonies.

Graduation schedule:

Saturday, May 20

Hilton Head Prep, 10 a.m. Baccalaureate ceremony at St. Andrew-by-the-Sea United Methodist Church; 2 p.m. upper school graduation at Joseph B. Fraser Jr. Field House

Friday, May 26

Thomas Heyward Academy, 7 p.m.

 

Whale Branch Early College High School, 7 p.m.; football field (gym, if rain)

Sights and sounds from the commencement ceremony.

 

Saturday, May 27

Hilton Head Christian Academy, 10 a.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway

The Class of 2016 shows off where it's headed following graduation.

 

John Paul II Catholic School, 10 a.m.; athletic center

Beaufort Academy, 11 a.m.; gym

 

Tuesday, May 30

Hilton Head Island High School, 7 p.m.; stadium (gym, if rain)

Music: 'Home' by the Hilton Head High Choir.

Members of the Bluffton Fire District made a surprise appearance at Bluffton High's 2016 graduation.

 

Wednesday, May 31

Bluffton High School, 7 p.m.; football field (gym, if rain)

Music: 'Breakaway' by BHS's Hayley Campbell.

Thursday, June 1

Battery Creek High School, 6 p.m.; football field

The Class of 2016 makes its way out for commencement.

Friday, June 2

Beaufort High School, 7 p.m.; stadium (gym, if rain)

Sights and sounds from Beaufort High School's Class of 2016 graduation. Photos/audio by Graham Cawthon / BEAUFORT GAZETTE

 

Saturday, June 3

May River High School, 7 p.m.; gym

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