Roseville Adult School celebrates graduates

Of 44 graduates, 17 walk in commencement ceremony
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Roseville Adult School celebrated the achievements of the 17 students who attended graduation Saturday to receive their high school diplomas.

A total of 44 students graduated throughout the school year. Those who chose to participate in commencement ceremonies did so at Patti Baker Theater at Roseville High School, with about 150 friends and family members in attendance.

Principal Joyce Lude said the average age of graduates was 21 years old.

"We have a younger population returning to get their diplomas," Lude said in a news release. "It is clear that our students realize the importance of earning their diploma from an accredited school. The majority of the graduates have very specific plans for further education such as pursuing studies to become an ultrasound technician or entering other certificate programs."

Roseville Adult School opened in 1921 to teach wireless communication, such as Morse code, to local railroad workers. The school served more than 2,300 community members in 2011-12. The campus is also an authorized General Education Development testing center, and 245 students earned their GED this year.

~ Sena Christian