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Record Number: 8907
Displayed from: Jun 11, 2012 , until: Jun 17, 2012

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Friday and Saturday for the nearly 1,800 members of the Class of 2012.

The students leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at colleges such as University of Notre Dame, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, West Point and Indiana University. Others will enter the military or continue working on the technical training they need to start a career in trades such as carpentry or automotive mechanics. Still others will jump right into pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams, focusing on building their own businesses. But before embarking on their new adventures, they will come together one final time for their graduation ceremonies at the Memorial Coliseum.

Commencement ceremonies are held in the Memorial Coliseum at the following times:
• Wayne - Friday, June 15, 6 p.m.
• North Side - Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.
• Northrop - Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m.
• South Side - Saturday, June 16, noon
• Snider - Saturday, June 16, 1:30 p.m.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.