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Graduation Weekend in the Electric City

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The electric city is celebrating several High School graduations this weekend. Last night kicked off the graduation festivities here in the electric city as CMR was the first of the public High Schools to graduate.They graduated over 300 students at their commencement ceremony.

"It's very exciting CMR being the first one this year, a beautiful Saturday evening. Friends, families, grandparents so proud of this event and as a school district we're just very excited to send these students on their way. They are well prepared for a college career and whatever path their life goes," explains Superintendent Tammy Lacey.

This year was the first graduation for new assistant principal Brian Held and is proud to be graduating his first class here at CMR.

"Well this is my first year being an Associate Principal here and so I am really excited about going through the process for the first time, I'm excited for the kids and the whole experience," says Held.

This years class wore a purple ribbon in honor of classmate Samantha Sipes who passed away earlier this year, over on the other side of town the Catholic High School, Great Falls Central Catholic, graduated their class this morning. This year class is in fact larger than last years graduating Mustangs.

"This year we have 22 students that are graduating. The great part is out of the 22 students 20 of them are advancing on to post secondary education and the students have received over a million dollars in scholarships 1,326,000 dollars in scholarship," explains Principal Vickie Donisthorpe.

Valedictorian Maria Bertha is not only excited to be graduating but excited for her whole class to be graduating as well.

"I think our class has worked very hard to accomplish the things we have this year. And I'm very proud of us," says Bertha.

The Great Falls High School Bison will graduate tonight and still to come the Paris Gibson Education Center will hold their graduation on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

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