Beginning this Sunday, high school seniors, in Leesburg, will head to school one last time. They'll be dressed in caps and gowns as they celebrate their graduation. Ceremony information is below. A total of 1,211 students will be graduating this year.
Following the ceremonies, the graduates will be headed to all-night graduation parties. Students, parents and family members are encouraged to post pictures of graduates here to share with the community (or submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to include plans for the future.
Date: June 10
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage High School Stadium
Speaker: Margaret Huckaby, the first principal of Heritage High School, a post she held until December 2011.
Number of Graduates: 352
All-Night Graduation Party: 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. June 10-11, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. Thetheme for the party is “Road Trip-Concert Series.”
Date: June 11
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Front Lawn, Loudoun County High School
Speaker: Chris Harvey, managing director of Ameriprise Financial. In 1980, 20-year-old Harvey paused from studying to talk to his roommate. Gunshots interrupted their conversation as a drunken young man randomly fired a high-powered hunting rifle from the hillside across the street. One bullet penetrated the side of Harvey’s house, struck him in the temple and severed his optic nerves, instantly blinding him. Harvey lost his sight, but he was determined not to lose the vision for his life.
Number of Graduates: 369
All-Night Graduation Party: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. June 11-12, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. The theme for the party is “Celebration.”
Date: June 12
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Tuscarora High School Stadium
Speaker: Former Redskin Rick “Doc” Walker. A tight end on the 1982 World Champion Redskins, Walker now serves as a sideline reporter for Redskins games on ESPN 980 and hosts “ProView” on MASN.
Number of Graduates: 250
All-Night Graduation Party: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., June 12-13, at Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg. The theme for the party is “Midnight Cruise – Final Sailing on the S.S. THS.”
held their graduation on June 5. There were 240 graduates. The guest speaker was Jason Reaves, pastry chef for Market Salamander and a 2002 Monroe graduate. Reaves was the winner of a nationally televised cake-making contest on the Food Network Challenge.