Seniors prepare to begin a new chapter with graduation

Graduation coverArea graduates will receive their diplomas in ceremonies planned for Friday and Saturday.

Nocona and Gold-Burg will graduate on May 28, while the rest of the schools will graduate in May 27 ceremonies including Bowie, Bellevue, Forestburg, Nocona, Prairie Valley and Saint Jo.

Meet all the valedictorian and salutatorians for Bowie, Nocona, Saint Jo, Forestburg, Prairie Valley, Gold-Burg and Bellevue 2016 graduating classes in your mid-week News. Find out about the graduation ceremonies and enjoy the Salute to Excellence keepsake graduation section featuring the senior photos of all the graduates in your mid-week News.

On our cover, area school principals selected a senior they felt best represents the senior class and they took part in our photo shoot at the courthouse at Montague. Thank you to those seniors for participating. (Photo by Barbara Green)