Board of Education honors Class of 2015 at the Salute to Excellence
This afternoon, the Board of Education honored dozens graduating high school students for their incredible academic achievements at a reception in the Metro Schools Board room. Students from nearly every high school were there to accept awards and receive congratulations from Board representatives and other district leaders. “This is one of our favorite events all year, and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to honor these young people who are working so hard to achieve their dreams,” said Board of Education Chair Dr. Sharon Gentry. “Every Metro Schools graduate has a lot to be proud of, and we look forward to congratulating them at graduation ceremonies over the next two weeks.”
Students honored at the event include valedictorians, salutatorians and National Merit Scholars, as well as one student with 13 straight years of perfect attendance, from kindergarten through graduation.
Graduation ceremonies start tonight with Nashville Big Picture High School students receiving diplomas at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Whites Creek. In all, 26 ceremonies will take place May 12-26. The last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 27.