HomeTop StoriesGrateful graduates will conclude the Class of 2024 this weekend in Abilene

Grateful graduates will conclude the Class of 2024 this weekend in Abilene

Memorial Day weekend was also the weekend for high school graduation ceremonies.

Thunderheads are illuminated by the setting sun as students attend Friday's commencement ceremony for Abilene High School at Shotwell Stadium.  Abilene High graduated 471 students.

Thunderheads are illuminated by the setting sun as students attend Friday’s commencement ceremony for Abilene High School at Shotwell Stadium. Abilene High graduated 471 students.

Both the Abilene and Wylie independent school districts, along with others in the Big Country, sent their new graduates out into the world.

Abigail Pena-Perez receives her diploma from Cooper High School Principal Lindsey Williamson during Saturday's commencement ceremony at Shotwell Stadium.  Cooper graduated 401 seniors.Abigail Pena-Perez receives her diploma from Cooper High School Principal Lindsey Williamson during Saturday's commencement ceremony at Shotwell Stadium.  Cooper graduated 401 seniors.

Abigail Pena-Perez receives her diploma from Cooper High School Principal Lindsey Williamson during Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Shotwell Stadium. Cooper graduated 401 seniors.

Abilene, Cooper and Wylie high schools graduated a total of 1,189 students.

An ATEMS High School graduate shows off her diploma to her family in the stands at Shotwell Stadium on SaturdayAn ATEMS High School graduate shows off her diploma to her family in the stands at Shotwell Stadium on Saturday

An ATEMS High School graduate shows off her diploma to her family Saturday while sitting in the stands at Shotwell Stadium

While Wylie ISD held commencement at the Taylor County Coliseum, Abilene ISD continued the practice left over from the pandemic: holding a graduation ceremony at Shotwell Stadium.

Wylie ISD Superintendent Joey Light congratulates Brady Clark and moves his tassel to Clark's left side, indicating that Clark has now graduated during Friday's commencement ceremony at the Taylor County Coliseum.Wylie ISD Superintendent Joey Light congratulates Brady Clark and moves his tassel to Clark's left side, indicating that Clark has now graduated during Friday's commencement ceremony at the Taylor County Coliseum.

Wylie ISD Superintendent Joey Light congratulates Brady Clark and moves his tassel to Clark’s left side, indicating that Clark has now graduated during Friday’s commencement ceremony at the Taylor County Coliseum.

Photo galleries of each graduation are available to view at www.reporternews.com.

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This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Grateful graduates graduate class of 2024 in Abilene this weekend

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