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Forsyth County high school graduation to commence Saturday
Thousands to get diploma by next week
2017 Graduation
Graduation times, locations

Forsyth Central

  • When: Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Cumming Fairgrounds covered arena

North Forsyth

  • When: Tuesday, May 30, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

West Forsyth

  • When: Tuesday, May 30, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Infinite Energy Arena

South Forsyth

  • When: Wednesday, May 31, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Infinite Energy Arena


  • When: Wednesday, May 31, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Infinite Energy Arena

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Thousands of tassels will be turned in the next few days as Forsyth County teenagers become high school graduates.

All five brick-and-mortar public high school in the county will hold graduation ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2017, beginning with Forsyth Central High School on Saturday.

Central, as of the April attendance report presented monthly to the Board of Education, had 475 12th graders enrolled at the school in Cumming. Actual graduation numbers are not known often until the day of each ceremony.

Their senior class will have graduation at 10 a.m. under the covered arena at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

The other four schools are too large for any venue in Forsyth County, so they will all host their commencements at the Infinite Energy Arena at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

Those ceremonies will kick off on Tuesday, May 30 at 2 p.m. with North Forsyth High School, whose most recent attendance records showed 524 seniors enrolled.

Following North, West Forsyth High School seniors — 562 were most recently enrolled — will walk across the stage at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 31, up to 698 South Forsyth High School seniors will become graduates at 2 p.m.

The ceremonies will finish with Lambert High School, where up to 682 teenagers will turn their tassels at 7 p.m.