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LISD Class of 2018 Celebrates Accomplishments

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Graduation ceremonies for five Leander Independent School District high schools will be held on the following dates at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park:

Friday, June 8, 2018: 

Vista Ridge High School: noon 

Cedar Park High School: 4 p.m.

Vandegrift High School: 8 p.m. 

 Saturday, June 9, 2018: 

Leander High School: 8 a.m. 

Rouse High School: noon

More than 2,600 LISD students are expected to graduate at the five ceremonies scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Rouse High School has the largest number of graduation candidates, with 560 Raiders expected to cross the stage in the final LISD ceremony Saturday night. 

Leander has 540 graduation candidates, Vista Ridge has 539, Vandegrift has 529 and Cedar Park has 446 candidates for graduation set to walk this weekend. The district’s newest high school, Tom Glenn, doesn’t have seniors this year.  

There are 26 students who have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Program based on their preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Less than 1 percent of high school students are awarded this honor nationwide.

Eight LISD graduation candidates scored a perfect 36 on their ACT exams — something fewer than one-tenth of one percent of students in the United States achieve.

One student was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. There were 161 students in the nation chosen for this distinction, with 6 from the state of Texas.

The district says that a total of $55 million in scholarships were awarded to Leander ISD seniors this year.

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