Class of 2013 takes the stage as thousands graduate

June 8, 2013 

It’s time for the Class of 2013 to don their caps and gowns and bid farewell to the high schools where they’ve spent the past four years.

By the end of this week, thousands of seniors in and around Raleigh will have graduated and begun the next chapter of their lives.

Count on tossed caps, flashing cameras, smiles and a few tears as these students and their teachers and families celebrate their accomplishments.

Look inside for more information about graduations, including photos of this year’s valedictorians from nearby Wake County schools and several of the area’s private schools.

Athens Drive High School

Graduation date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Raleigh Convention Center

Valedictorian: Taylor Cesarski

Broughton High School

Graduation date: Monday, June 10

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Broughton High School’s Holiday Gymnasium

Valedictorian: Ryan Hudson

Cardinal Gibbons High School

Graduation date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Memorial Auditorium

Valedictorian: Richard Bennett Rosso

Enloe Magnet High School

Graduation date: Monday, June 10

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Raleigh Convention Center

Valedictorian: Tommy Luo

Franklin Academy

Graduation date: Saturday, June 8

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Binkley Chapel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Heritage High School

Graduation date: Monday, June 10

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Valedictorian: Bailey Craddock, Ethan Wenker

Leesville Road High School

Graduation date: Monday, June 10

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Raleigh Convention Center

Valedictorian: Ye Won Chin

Longview High School

Graduation date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Longview High School

Millbrook Magnet High School

Graduation date: Monday, June 10

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Raleigh Convention Center

Valedictorian: Thomas G. Anderson

North Raleigh Christian Academy

Graduation date: Friday, May 31

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: North Raleigh Christian gymnasium

Valedictorian: Mason Smith

Phillips High School

Graduation date: Tuesday, June 1

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Duke Center for the Performing Arts

Raleigh Charter

Graduation date: Thursday, June 6

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Ravenscroft

Graduation date: Friday, June 7

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Campus Green

Valedictorian: Alexander Robinson Cooley

Sanderson High School

Graduation date: Tuesday, June 11

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Raleigh Convention Center

Valedictorian: Ashley Northcutt, Grayson Gould, Jessica Loverde, Peyton Billow

Southeast Raleigh High School

Graduation date: Thursday, May 30

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Valedictorian: David Ovies, Charity Lackey

Wake Forest-Rolesville High School

Graduation date: Tuesday, June 11

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Valedictorian: Hannah Moyles

Wakefield High School

Graduation date: Monday, June 10

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Raleigh Convention Center

Valedictorian: Vyom Buch, Zackary Park

Wake Early College of Health and Sciences

Graduation date: Thursday, May 30

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Valedictorian: Wylie Tang

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